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?'

Dora Langham (Rotary 4420 A)

The Lady Dandies (Rotary 4403 G)

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The Lady Dandies (Rotary 4403 I)

 

 

The sender Cyril writes mentioning how expensive it is to collect autographed postcards, which hasn’t changed much over the years.

Miss Dare tells of using the payments for autographs to benefit various charities

PERSONAL GOSSIP

 

Phyllis Dare for Variety Stage.

 

It is announced that Phyllis Dare may shortly appear on the music halls.

At the time when the picture postcard craze was at its zenith Miss Phyllis Dare’s features were probably the most popular. 20,000 postcards annually sent for signature! Surely this is bit of a record. Yet it was the experience of Miss Phyllis Dare whose success in various musical comedies launched by Mr. George Edwardes has been phenomenal. Miss Dare usually charged a small fee for signing her name to her postcards, and in one year she was in this way able to distribute sum of £388 to various charities.

 

(Equivalent to £45,065.15 today – CPI Inflation Calculator)

 

The Dundee Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 13th May 1914

 

The Postcard Fiend – 1909

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Gabrielle Ray – Les Merveilleuses – The Globe – Monday 15th April 1907

DALY’S THEATRE.

 

Mr. George Edwardes is not the man to rest on his oars, or to be satisfied with any piece he produces if he thinks that, it can by any possibility be improved. On Saturday night he made some additions to that charming opera, “The Lady Dandies,” otherwise “Les Merveilleuses,” which give fresh opportunities to Miss Denise Orme and Miss Gabrielle Ray. For the first-named he has introduced a new song “The Little Bird of Blue,” to which she plays her own accompaniment on the harp. Miss Orme is a thoroughly accomplished musician. That she is a fine vocalist we have long been aware; in “The Little Michus” she showed us that she can play the violin like an expert, and now she proves her mastery over that graceful instrument, the harp. The new song, in which she was supported by a beautifully dressed chorus, was most heartily received. Miss Gabrielle Ray, who is rapidly winning her way to the front, has also been given a new song, which she shares with Mr. W. H. Berry, called “Etiquette,” and a new dance to follow it. Miss Ray sings with point, and her dancing is worthy of the very best traditions of Daly’s theatre, for it is absolutely effortless, and the embodiment of grace. Miss Evie Green’s fine person and splendid voice, Mr. Huntley Wright’s humour and energy, Mr. Evett’s beautiful singing, Mr. Louis Bradfield’s clever study of Lagorille, and the comicalities of Messrs. W. H. Berry and Fred Kaye, not to speak of the beauty and magnificent dresses of the chorus, all contribute to a delightful entertainment.

 

The Globe – Monday 15th April 1907

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Lady Dandies – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 30th March 1907

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Gabrielle Ray – The Lady Dandies – The Sketch – Wednesday 27th February 1907

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Gabrielle Ray – The Lady Dandies – The Sketch – 20th March 1907

The Lady Dandies (Rotary 4447 B)

The Lady Dandies (Rotary 4447 A)

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Gabrielle Ray – The Lady Dandies – The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News – Saturday 13th April 1907

 

Kimono (Rotary 1956 A)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 4170 B)

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Amy Webster – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 6th April 1907

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The Lady Dandies – The Illustrated London News – 1907

The Lady Dandies - The Illustrated London News - 9th February 1907

The Lady Dandies (Rotary 4403 J)

January 8, 2016 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Illustrated London News, The Lady Dandies, The Merveilleuses, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lady Dandies – Theatre Programme – 1907

The Lady Dandies (The Merveilleuses) with Miss Evie Greene in the title role as “Lodoiska” and Miss Mable Russell in the role of “Egle” (which was previously performed by Miss Ray) was performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh for six nights from Monday 9th September 1907.

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