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?'

Dresses in The Orchid – Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Tuesday 27th October 1903

Dresses in “The Orchid”

 Miss Gabrielle Ray wears in the first act a grey sun pleated dress, finished with a wide ruche round the hem, and a deep early Victorian cape of Trish lace, almost to the waist. Her wide-brimmed hat is of gauged chiffon. Later she wears a charming turquoise-blue costume, in somewhat of the old style of ballet-skirt, but more graceful in that layer after layer of the ethereal yet soft fabric is edged with undulating masses of ruching. The bodice is cut low, and there are trellis sleeves of blue velvet, into which pink-fringed daisies are tied. A band of trellis and daisies falls on the skirt below the waist. The hat is basket shaped, and of daisies embedded in soft blue chiffon, closely gauged, the brim lined in front with chiffon of a paler shade. Again, Miss Ray wears a dancing dress all in red, with effective touches of black.

 

Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Tuesday 27th October 1903

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The Orchid – The Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser – Saturday 31st December 1904

“THE ORCHID”

 

This successful musical play, with which the new Gaiety was opened, is now in its second year, and the second edition which Mr Edwardes has now got in full swing can hardly fail to secure for it a pleasant prolongation of popularity. Among the new numbers mention should be made of an exceedingly pretty song, “On a Summer Afternoon,” given with refreshing piquancy by Miss Gertie Millar; of a charming fishing ballad, “Blanche Marie,” to which every justice is done by Miss Marie Studhohme, and of a capital song “La Promenade Anglaise,” of which not the least attractive feature is the dance which follows and which is executed with the most gracious nonchalance by Miss Gabrielle Ray. A “motor” scene, which eventually resolves itself into a “bathing” medley is a most popular new number, while cheers nightly greet a characteristically Irish ballad, “Kate O’Malley,” allotted to Mr Lionel Mackinder, and winding up with a brisk jig, wherein Miss Olive May greatly distinguishes herself. Special praise must also be accorded to the extremely dainty song, “Sweep,” which now takes the place of the “Pierrot” number in the last scene. In this Miss Gertie Millar wins for herself the unqualified favour of everyone by her amazingly graceful and fascinating method. Mr Edmund Payne, Mr Charles Brown, Mr Harry Grattan, Mr Robert Nainby, Mr James Sullivan, Miss G. Rowlands and Miss Connie Ediss, it is almost needless to add, continue to work with untiring energy for the of the piece, and deservedly meet with enthusiastic receptions nightly.

 

The Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser – Saturday 31st December 1904

 

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The Orchid (Rotary 391 E)

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The Orchid – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 11th February 1905

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The Orchid – Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 1st December 1904

“THE ORCHID” – REVISED VERSION.

 

The best always good enough for most us, but usually because are slow in seeing how the best may improved. The ordinary playgoer would hardly be so bold as to revise a popular comedy like “The Orchid,” for revision of established success is a ticklish task. Last night, however, saw a “re-production” of Mr. Tanner’s musical play, which meant fresh costumes, fresh dialogue in many places, and the insertion of many smart new numbers. For instance, new songs have been given to Miss Gertie Millar, Miss Connie Ediss, Miss Gabrielle Ray, and Miss Marie Studholme, among the ladies; and there were novelties for Mr. Lionel Mackinder, including rattling Irish ditty called “ Kate O’Malley,” followed by the infectious Irish jig from Miss Olive May and the corps all round the stage. One might almost say all round the house, for there were very few members of the audience who could keep their toes still while the thing was on.

One of the songs, and certainly the most topical, “The Beauty and the Barge”; another, for Miss Gertie Millar, is “Don’t Mind the Dark.” “Little Blanche Marie” is the title of Miss Studholme’s new success, and one that sure to find an echo of some sort in the pantomimes. The most daring innovation is a “cart-wheel” at the end of one of Miss Gabrielle Ray’s dances, and one could hardly desire more contrast than is provided the dance, which converts a group of automobiles into seaside loungers in bathing attire. The new version “The Orchid,” as we have said enough to show, should give it a new lease of life and run it well into next year, till its successor is ready.

 

Pall Mall Gazette – Thursday 1st December 1904

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The New Gaiety Theatre – The Scottish Referee – Friday 16th October 1903

The New Gaiety Theatre

The latest date mentioned for Mr George Edwardes to open the new Gaiety is Saturday week. The principals in the New Gaiety’s new play, “The Orchid Hunt,” now include Messrs Payne, George Grossmith, jun., Fred Wright, jun., Harry Grattan, Robert Nainby, Will Bishop, and Lionel Mackinder, and Misses Connie Ediss, Hilda Jacobson, Gertie Millar, Lydia West, Gabrielle Ray, and Ethel Sydney.

 

The Scottish Referee – Friday 16th October 1903

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The Orchid – Theatre Programme – 26th October 1904

 

I bought this programme of The Orchid from a seller on ebay, the first cover shows the original with paper from the album which it was kept,

after quite a bit of time and a lot of cotton buds the second is the final and much better result.

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Gabrielle Ray (Rapid 2539)

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The Orchid – Theatre Advert – 1904

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Gabrielle Ray – The Orchid (Davidson Bros. 6148)

The Orchid (Valentine Series)

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