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?'

Divorce – The Daily Mirror – 1914

Divorce - The Daily Mirror - 23rd July 1914

Gabrielle Ray Seeking Divorce

Mrs. Eric Loder, better known as Gabrielle Ray, the Gaiety dancer, who is seeking a divorce. The case, it is expected, will be heard in a day or two. Mrs. Loder was known as “the picture postcard queen,” and is a much photographed beauty. In the circle her husband.

The Daily Mirror, 23rd July 1914

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Divorce – Daily Mirror – 1914

Divorce - Daily Mirror - Friday 24 July 1914

Gabrielle Ray’s Action

 Decree for Miss Gabrielle Ray

 A decree nisi with costs was yesterday granted Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, against her husband Mr. Eric Loder, on the grounds of misconduct and non-compliance with restitution decree.

Mr. Barnard, K.C., said the marriage took place at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor, on March 1, 1912, and Mr. and Mrs. Loder lived together down to February, 1913, when the husband left.

With regard to the misconduct, continued counsel, Mr. Loder was watched last April, and on the night of May 1 he was seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, with a woman and they stayed the night at the hotel.

The detective had followed them to the hotel and saw him enter his name in the book. After they had taken the room the porter wrote on the board at the side, “Early call. Tea at 8.30.”

When they tried to get another room they were unable to do so, but the detectives watched, and saw the two people leave the hotel next morning.

The Daily Mirror, Friday, 24th July 1914

Divorce – The Daily Mirror – 1914

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Divorce – The Daily Mirror – 1914

Divorce - The Daily Mirror - 24th July 1914

Mrs. Eric Loder (Miss Gabrielle Ray) leaving the Law Courts.

No one could have blamed a Divorce Court Judge for becoming a hopeless cynic, as yesterday it was story after story of shattered ideals and of hopes which were unfulfilled. Many well-known people – including two Gaiety actresses – figured in the cases. They were Mrs. Eric Loder (Gabrielle Ray), who was granted a decree nisi, and Mrs.Dudley-Ward (Maidie Hope), who secured a restitution decree. A year ago Mr. Crawshay-Williams was co-respondent in a suit brought by Mr. Carr-Gomm, M.P Lady Affleck is the wife of Sir Robert Affleck, Bart., J.P. Mrs. Delphine Sassoon’s evidence was given in the Judge’s private room.

The Daily Mirror, Friday, 24th July 1914

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Red Cross Day – The Daily Mirror – 1915

Red Cross Day - The Daily Mirror - 1st December 1915

Red Cross Day

Famous Women and Well-known Actresses as Harrods “Assistants”

Those who go a shopping at Harrods in the Brompton road today will find there such an array of charming “assistants” as never before was known.

This Harrods Red Cross Day, and famous women and well-known actresses are acting as Harrods saleswomen for to-day only, and a percentage of all takings in the big store goes to swell the funds of the British Red Cross.

For instance, men who go to buy socks or ties may be served by lady Randolph Churchill or Lady Maud Warrender.

The Duchess of Rutland, Lady Anglesey, Lady Curzon, Lady Diana Manners, and Miss Cunard will attend at the jewellery counters.

Miss Ethel Levey and Miss Dorothy Minto will explain the beauties of the very “nuttiest” thing in men’s shirts; Lady Alexander and Miss Gertie Millar are in the fruit and flower department.

You may buy your lace from Miss Margaret Cooper, your groceries from LadyFripp, a fan from Miss Gladys Cooper, a box of cigars from Lady Astbury, and a box of Christmas crackers from Miss Gabrielle Ray or Miss Iris Hoey.

It is not a bazaar; everyday prices rule. The sales-women will have a collecting box and if any customer should feel inclined to pay a little more than the marked price of his purchase, well – all that is put into the collecting boxes goes direct to the Red Cross.

The Daily Mirror, 1st December 1915

Red Cross Day at Harrods – The Times – 1915

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Betty – The Daily Mirror – 1915

Betty - Daily Mirror - Monday 27 September 1915

“Gabrielle”

I hear that there is to be another interesting return to the stage. This time it is Miss Gabrielle Ray. She is to take up the part of Estelle in “Betty” in about a fortnight’s tome, as Miss Mable Sealby is leaving to rehearse for the new play at the Adelphi. Not so very long ago Miss Ray was the picture postcard favourite. One form alone sold over 10,000,000 of them. She made her name in “The Belle of New York” when it was on tour in 1899, and she reached the zenith of her popularity in the scene at Maxim’s of “The Merry Widow.”

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