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?'

Amy Webster – The Little Cherub -The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 14th April 1906

May 14, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Social History, The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, The Little Cherub, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Actors’ Orphanage Fete – The Tatler – Wednesday 6th July 1910

March 13, 2017 Posted by | Actress, Biography, Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Social History, The Tatler, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Female Stars of Musical Theatre in Edwardian England

I recently bought a copy of “Female Stars of Musical Theatre in Edwardian England” by Christopher Frost, and the link for further information can be found here.

There are 286 actresses covered along with 358 illustrations over 304 pages so I have only just “dipped” into this book, but the actresses I have looked at, Lily Elsie, Gabrielle Ray and Gladys Raymond are well researched and well written with reproductions of postcards showing each actress from the author’s own collection. My only critism is that there isn’t an index which would make cross referencing actresses and easier but that’s just my preference and doesn’t detract from the quality of the book.

October 12, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Gladys Raymond, Lily Elsie, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Davidson Bros 4153)

The Merry Widow (Aristophot E.1956)

February 15, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Davidson Bros., Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Social History, The Merry Widow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lily Elsie – The Merry Widow – A. 204.5

Lily Elsie - The Merry Widow - A. 204.5

January 15, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Lily Elsie, Social History, The Merry Widow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dollar Princess – The Illustrated London News – 1909

The Dollar Princess - The Illustrated London News - 13th November 1909

The Dollar Princess (Rotary 7491 E)

January 6, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Daly's Theatre, Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Social History, The Dollar Princess, The Illustrated London News, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 5326)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 5326) 1913

December 5, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Rotary, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

See See – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh – 1907

October 7, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Lily Elsie, See See, Social History, Theatre Programme, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lily Elsie (Rotary 11556 B)

Lily Elsie (Rotary 11556 B)

The Hansel and Gretel Duet – The Dollar Princess – The Play Pictorial – 1909

October 4, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Lily Elsie, Rotary, Social History, The Dollar Princess, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lily Elsie (Rotary 11533 F)

Lily Elsie (Rotary 11533 F)

September 23, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Rotary, Social History, The Dollar Princess, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment