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?'

Franz Lehar – The Play Pictorial – 1911

Franz Lehar - The Play Pictorial - 1911

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September 15, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Play Pictorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

 

The Hansel and Gretel Duet

Lily Elsie was not considered difficult or temperamental behind the scenes. She never said anything unkind about anyone and would try to be helpful, but she knew she was to be the star of the show, that it would be difficult for her to be seen at such good advantage as before, and it was not to be wondered at that she became highly strung. When from the back of the stalls she watched Joe Coyne and Gabrielle Ray rehearsing an amusing “Hansel and Gretel” duet she decided that she must have the number, and not “Gabs” Ray. Before leaving the theatre she let her wishes be known to George Edwardes, and it was not until he had promised her the duet with Coyne that she reappeared for further rehearsal. Contrary to all expectations, The Dollar Princess was another triumph for George Edwardes. The King of Portugal, on a visit to Buckingham Palace, saw Lily Elsie perform twice in one week and rumours of a romance were circulated. Lloyd George a friend of Edwardes’s, made a habit of watching Elsie’s performance from the wings.

Beaton, C. “Lovely Lily Elsie”,  cited in “The Rise and Fall of the Matinee Idol” Ed Curtis, A (1974), Weidenfeild and Nicholson, London. (P 9)

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Lily Elsie – The Dollar Princess – The Play Pictorial – 1909

Lily Elsie – The Dollar Princess – The Play Pictorial – 1909

September 9, 2015 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Social History, The Dollar Princess, The Play Pictorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Orchid (Tuck – Series 21 i)

Gabrielle Ray as "Thisbe" in "The Orchid" 1903 (Tuck - Series 21 i)

The reverse tells us that “Dad and Mata” went to the Gaiety Theatre on 26th October 1903

The Orchid – The Play Pictorial

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Betty – The Play Pictorial – 1915

Betty - The Play Pictorial - 1915

 

Miss Sealby is playing the role of Estelle before Miss Ray joined the production.

Betty – Variety – 1915

March 13, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Betty, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Play Pictorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Betty – The Play Pictorial – 1915

Betty - The Play Pictorial - 1915

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Somulax – The Play Pictorial – Vol XV No 88)

Somulax - The Play Pictorial - Vol XV No 88) - 1909

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Daly’s Theatre Seating Plan – The Play Pictorial – 1909

Daly's Theatre Seating Plan - The Play Pictorial - 1909

February 5, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Daly's Theatre, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Play Pictorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dollar Princess – The Play Pictorial – 1909

Gabrielle Ray (The Play Pictorial)

February 5, 2014 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, The Dollar Princess, The Play Pictorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peggy – The Play Pictorial – 1911

 

Connie Stuart with Gladys Guy who took over the part of Polly Polino from Gabrielle Ray when the latter left the cast of Peggy early in the run to be married.

July 31, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Peggy, Social History, The Play Pictorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment