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?'

Gabrielle Ray – Betty – The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

Returns.

And as the war seems to have brought back to the stage a kind of rejuvenation of simple, irresponsible things, so, too, it has brought back old favourites whom the playgoing world adored years – well, the days of peace do seem like years and years ago. Lily Elsie in Mavoureen shows us that she is just as adorably sweet and dainty as ever;  Gabrielle Ray in Betty proves once more that, in spite of the strenuous style of the successful American review artist, her kind of spoilt-child, wayward, careless, but distinctly personal charm is just as potent as ever.

The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

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Gabrielle Ray – Betty – The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

 

MISS GABRIELLE RAY

Whose return to the stage has been quite one of the events of the year in light theatrical circles, which had missed her quaint singing and dainty dancing

The Tatler – Wednesday 1st December 1915

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The Merry Widow Souvenir – The Tatler – Wednesday 12th August 1908

THE MERRY WIDOW SOUVENIR,

 Adrian Ross Tells its Story in Verse.

 

We have all rejoiced in The Merry Widow – that wonderful achievement by Franz Lehar that has produced crowded houses all over Europe for so long a time. The English version is not the least delightful and the lyrics by Mr. Adrian Ross help in no small degree to that result. Here is the “souvenir” which commemorates a hundred nights. It is daintily printed in colour, the artist being Mr. Talbot Hughes, many examples of whose work we are able to reproduce here.

The joy of the book to me, however, is in the history of the play told in rhyme by Mr. Adrian Ross. Mr. Ross, known in private life as Mr. Ropes, has a peculiar gift in the direction of comment on life conveyed in verse. That gift is at its brightest and best in this history of the play of The Merry Widow. There is an extraordinary amount of high spirits and jollity in Mr. Ross’s metrical narrative, which runs to some hundreds of lines. This souvenir is certainly a delightful memento for the thousands of people who have already seen The Merry Widow and for those thousands of others who will be wise to see it in the future.

When last saw The Merry Widow Miss Lily Elsie was “out of the bill,” but Miss Constance Drever took her place with great efficiency, and happily Mr. Joseph Coyne and Mr. George Graves were as genuinely funny as usual. Miss Gabrielle Ray as Frou-Frou was as blithe as ever.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 12th August 1908

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Little Cherub – The Tatler – Wednesday 7th February 1906

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Eric Loder & Iris Fitzgerald The Tatler – Wednesday 14th April 1926

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

NIGHT TIME IN NEW YORK

 

Night time in New York means El Morocco as often as not, this famous restaurant having a popularity second to none just now. Fred Perry was to be seen there not so long ago, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Weal, whose guest he was for a few days at the Hotel Madison, New York. This was before he started his series of exhibition tennis battles with Ellsworth Vines, the results of which, at the time of writing, are all square after ten matches. Sonia Henje, ex-world skating champion and now a promising film actress, was at El Morocco with that very good-looking young man Tyrone Power. Another good-looker temporarily escaped from Hollywood was Lord Warwick. His dinner guest, Miss Marjorie Gage, is a rich young American air woman. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Loder and Lord Lovelace’s sister, Lady Phyllis Allen, are seen wearing El Morocco scarves, striped to match the decor and favoured by habitués. Mr. Loder’s kinsman, Lord Wakehurst, was lately appointed Governor of New South Wales. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Foster paid a brief visit to New York last month and patronized all the smartest haunts. Before their fairly recent marriage she was Barbara Newberry, the dancer. Mr. “Bob” Foster is a particularly keen golfer; he plays most of his golf at Sunningdale.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

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Gabrielle Ray – The Tatler – Wednesday 21st July 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – The Orchid – The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

A Charming Dancer. –  Miss Gabrielle Ray as Thisbe at the new Gaiety gives promise of qualifying to win a place in the long roll of famous dancers. She has been five years in musical comedy, having made a beginning as Mamie Clancy in The Belle of New York with a company toured by Mr. Ben Greet. Then followed two years in his Casino Girl company as Dolly Twinkle, the part originated it the Shaftesbury by Miss Marie George. Four years previous to her engagement by Mr. Ben Greet Miss Ray had appeared as a child actress in a drama called Proof at the Elephant and Castle, and several pantomime parts in the provinces followed. A year ago she went to the Gaiety to under study Miss Gertie Millar in The Toreador, and from there went to the Apollo, where she has played Miss Letty Lind’s and Miss Ella Snyder’s parts without suffering by comparison. Miss Ray is neither French nor American as is surmised but comes from Lancashire.

The Tatler – Wednesday 11th November 1903

 

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Gabrielle Ray – The Tatler – 21st April 1915

A NEW PORTRAIT

 Of an Old and Popular Favourite

 

MISS GABRIELLE RAY (MRS. ERIC LODER) AND FRIEND

All playgoers will be interested in this new portrait of Mrs. Loder, who as Miss Gabrielle Ray charmed us in so many of Mr. George Edwardes’s musical comedies at the Gaiety and Daly’s theatres. Miss Ray’s dancing was not of the highest technical brilliance, but she was certainly one of the most graceful movers ever seen on our stage, and, in the lighter and simpler forms of the dance, inimitable. Her reappearance would be a delight to her many admirers.

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Gabrielle Ray – The Tatler – 1st September 1909

Gabrielle Ray (Tuck T1372)

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