Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper – Sunday 3rd March 1912

GABRIELLE RAY MARRIED.

 Rapid Recovery from Illness which Caused Postponement.

WINDSOR CEREMONY.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress, provided another surprise on Friday in being quietly married to Mr. Eric Loder at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor.

The ceremony was originally fixed for the previous day, but although the church was decorated and the bridegroom, the priest, the choir, and organist ready, there was no wedding because no bride came. The reason Miss Ray gave to curious inquirers at her London flat for her apparently strange action was that was too unwell to go through the ceremony. On Friday morning, however, she had so far recovered to be able to motor over to Windsor.

There were only half a dozen people in the pretty church besides a few schoolgirls and those assisting in the service.

The wedding party assembled at the rectory, and went through the garden to the vestry door shortly before eleven o’clock. The only view the crowd had was over a distant fence. Mr. Eric Loder, dressed in a lounge suit, was accompanied by Mr. Astley, the best man, Mr. Lacey, and Sir Edward Stewart-Richardson. They entered the church first, accompanied by Canon Longinotto, the officiating priest. The bride came in shortly afterwards, accompanied by Mrs. Nye, a friend. She wore a cream serge costume, trimmed with braid, and a large purple hat, and she carried a shower bouquet of Parma violets. Mrs. Nye wore a nary blue coat and skirt trimmed with cerise, with hat to match.

The register was signed as follows:

Eric Raymond Loder, twenty-three, bachelor, independent means, son of Alfred Basil Loder, deceased. Address, 44, Alma-road, New Windsor.

Gabrielle Elisabeth Clifford Cooke, twenty-eight, spinster, independent means, of 40, Coleherne-crescent, Kensington, W.

The honeymoon is to be spent in a world tour embracing Africa and India. Mr. and Mrs. Loder to be absent from England at least six months.

 

Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper – Sunday 3rd March 1912

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Engagement – Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper – Sunday 14th January 1912

MISS GABRIELLE RAY TO BE MARRIED

 

Gabrielle Ray, whose dainty dancing and fascinating manner have made her a favourite of musical comedy actresses, has become engaged to Mr. Eric Loder, a young member of one of the most distinguished families in England.

He is wealthy, aged twenty-three, younger son of the late Mr. Alfred Loder, grandson of the late Sir Robert Loder, baronet, and younger brother of Mr. Basil Loder, who four years ago resigned his commission in the Scots Guards and married Miss Barbara Deane one of the most charming singers in Mr. Seymour Hicks’s “Gay Gordon” company.

No date has yet been fixed for the marriage. Both are now spending a holiday in Paris, and Mr. Loder has been to see several plays with Miss Ray.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, who now confesses to being twenty-six, first appeared on the boards as a child of ten at the old Princess’s Theatre, in Oxford-street, in “Green Bushes.”

She is the picture postcard favourite, and has already surpassed the vogue formerly enjoyed by Marie Studholme and Edna May in this sphere. One photograph company has taken her in no less than a thousand poses, and over 10,000 copies been sold of her dressed as Millais’s “Bubbles,” a picture to which her child’s face was singularly adapted.

 

Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper – Sunday 14th January 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – John Bull – Saturday 9th August 1913

Another Stage Romance.

 When last year Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress of the picture postcards, married Mr. Eric Loder, scion of a noble house, all the papers spoke of it as a stage romance. Evidently the romance has turned to tragedy, as in such cases it often – we had almost said generally – does. Face to face with the fact that her husband has “gone,” Mrs. Loder has applied for and obtained a decree of restitution of conjugal rights – a decree, by the way, which is one of the farces of the present divorce law, for the judge has no power to enforce it; failure to return to the conjugal domicile within the specified time merely becomes evidence of desertion on which a divorce petition may ultimately be founded. It is as well imaginative, stage-struck ladies should realise that marriages are not always as they are painted in the illustrated papers, the “catch of the season” not always as much of a catch as it appears on the surface, either for the actress who catches or for the aristocrat who is caught.

 

John Bull – Saturday 9th August 1913

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Engagement – John Bull – Saturday 17th February 1912

COURTING A STAR.

 

 [The engagement is announced of Miss Gabrielle Ray,

the Gaiety actress and picture -postcard favourite, to Mr. Eric Loder.]

Queen of the firmament of “stars,”

She names the wedding day,

And happy is the mortal who

 Has captured such a Ray!

 

RICARDO.

 

John Bull – Saturday 17th February 1912

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Marriage – Dartmouth and South Hams Chronicle – Friday 8th March 1912

A Picture-Postcard Favourite.

Miss. Gabrielle Ray, married on Friday in the Royal Borough of Windsor, might be called “The Queen of the Picture – Postcard” Something like 10,000,000 postcards, representing Miss Ray in thousands of poses, have been sold during the last, few years. Curiously enough, says the star, women and young girls are the principal purchasers of these cards, and the most popular pose is like one in which the pretty actress is dressed as the boy in Millais’ “Bubbles.” In addition to her picture-postcard popularity, Miss Ray is one of the most piquant personalities on the musical comedy stage. Her voice, though thin and piping, seems to have a peculiar fascination, while her dancing has a quality all its own.

Mr. Eric Loder.

The bridegroom, Mr. Eric is said to be a wealthy young man. He comes of a well-known sporting family, his uncle, Major Eustace Loder, having won the Derby with Spearmint. His brother, Mr. Basil Loder, resigned from the Army four years ago order to marry of Mr. Seymour Hicks’s “Gay Gordon” girls.

Dartmouth and South Hams Chronicle – Friday 8th March 1912

Bubbles (Rotary 4405 C)

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 26th October 1938

Major and Mrs. Eric Loder have, since the picture was taken arrived back in London. She was the widow of the late Sir Mortimer Davis.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 26th October 1938

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

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Eric Loder – The Sketch – Wednesday 10th August 1932

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Eric Loder – The Daily Mirror – Monday 4th April 1921

LONDON CLUBMAN’S £100 WALK.

 

Captain Buckmaster (white shirt) spurting as he nears the end of the journey.

Major Eric Loder, (wearing cardigan) winning his £100 London to Brighton walk wager against Captain Buckmaster (Miss Gladys Cooper’s husband). His time was four minutes under twelve hours, and he finished half an hour ahead of his opponent.

The Daily Mirror – Monday 4th April 1921

Eric Loder – The Dundee Evening Telegraph – Monday 4th April 1921

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 16th August 1939

 

DEAUVILLE GALA: AT THE AMBASSADEURS

Major and Mrs. Eric Loder dining à deux. Major Loder belongs to a large and sporting clan which has the newly-married Sir Giles Loder to head it. His wife come from Louisiana and was formerly Lady Davis, widow of Sir Mortimer Barnett Davis. They both like Deauville more than somewhat

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