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 – Jack O’Jingles – 1920

Miss Ray featured on the song sheet cover of ‘Jack O’Jingles,’ written by Harold Simpson, with music by Arthur Lionel Klein (1888-1969),

published by Francis, Day & Hunter, 138-140 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2, 1919.

Babes in the Wood (J. Beagles 701 O)

Gabrielle Ray – The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

 

AMUSEMENTS AT PLYMOUTH

LAST NIGHTS PROGRAMMES.

 THE PALACE THEATRE.

 

To anyone who has seen her performance it is easy to understand the popularity of Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well-known London musical comedy star. It is quite different from that of the ordinary comedienne. Too often the latter relies on spiciness. There is not a suspicion of that in Miss Ray. She is an artist as well as an artiste, and to this she owes a large measure of her success. Nothing could be more charming than her song “In the day of the crinoline.” Daintily attired in the fashion of that period, she is attended by eight little tots – four wearing poke bonnets and crinolines and four the top hat and garb of the gallants of the day. They make a quaint picture, which wins round upon round of applause. Another pretty number is “Jack o Jingles,” in which a vivacious little maiden is introduced as well as a lovely little Cupid, who shoots arrows at Miss Ray. The latter, who sings and dances with the utmost charm and grace, is assisted by Leslie Barker. He collaborates in a pierrot and pierrotte song, and sings coon and other songs in rare voice. The remainder of the programme maintains a high level, the most notable features being Delvaine’s Marionettes, the Sisters Reeve (comediennes), Marcelle de Vere (the cycling violinist), Maurice (the French card manipulator), the Mezzettis, and Tom Reno.

 

The Western Evening Herald – Tuesday 15th June 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – The Stage – Thursday 29th April 1920

MANCHESTER.

 

Palace (M.D., Alan Young; S. and A.M., Jesse Hewitt; A. A.M., W. Maclaren). The winning charm and dainty artistry of Gabrielle Ray are pleasingly featured here. She has a clever partner in Leslie Barker. Billy Merson requires no comment; he is just himself, and patrons enjoy the fun thoroughly. Vasco, the mad musician is popular, and St. Juste and Higgins provide harmony and humour. Among others are the Three Daring Reos and Graham and Cullen

 

The Stage – Thursday 29th April 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 27th April 1920

 

The Halls

 

A better programme than the one arranged at the Palace could not be desired. There dainty Miss Gabrielle Ray and her partner Leslie Barker in a very artistic “turn,” Billy Merson is popular and seemingly funnier than ever, St. Juste and Higgins with jest and song, and Graham and Cullen, the Army and Navy “knuts” in cleaver cross talk.

 

Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 27th April 1920

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Leslie Barker (Feilding Leeds)

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Leslie Barker

 

Leslie Barker (1895 – 28 March 1965) performed with Miss Ray during the early 1920’s

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Gabrielle Ray – Boscombe Hippodrome – Bournemouth Graphic – Friday 4th June 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – Boscombe Hippodrome – Bournemouth Graphic – Friday 11th June 1920

Boscombe Hippodrome.

 

The last word in dainty artistry is to be seen at Boscombe Hippodrome this week where Miss Gabriel Ray, the famous beautiful London musical comedy star, is the principal figure in a series of most delightful scenes.

In costumes, in settings, in general scenic effects and in song and dance, the lover of the artistic is made spellbound by the exquisite harmony that prevails. Assisted by Mr. Leslie Barker, Miss Ray first submits a delightful offering, “ Pierrot and Pierrette,”  which is succeeded by a charming early Victorian scene, in which she is assisted by eight little maidens, all attired in costumes of that period, the whole making a most beautiful colour scheme. “Jack o’ Jingles” is the final act presented by Miss Ray, in which her powers of fascination are equally irresistible.

A strong variety bill supports the “star” attraction. Takio gives wonderful imitations of sounds of wild animals, birds, etc., in conjunction with his interesting film introducing the various animals dealt with.

The Werds Bros. area pair of comedy acrobats who introduce a number of sensational falls with a running show of pantomime. Dusty Rhodes is a man of comedy with an operatic voice, Ernie Ream in story and song is decidedly popular with his “Baby Grand,” and Adams and Lee open the programme with a skilful display of juggling.

Bournemouth Graphic – Friday 11th June 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – Bournemouth Guardian – Saturday 12th June 1920

BOSCOMBE HIPPODROME.

Undoubtedly the chief attraction at the Boscombe Hippodrome this week was the appearance of Miss Gabrielle Ray, the famous London musical comedy star, assisted by Leslie Barker and a dainty chorus of children. Miss Ray has an extensive repertoire and her varied selections, coupled with the dainty singing and dancing of herself and her partner, formed a very pleasing item. A really clever turn was introduced with by Takio with his £1,000 film in sounds, mimicry of wild animals and birds. As the pictures of animals came on the screen Takio imitated their calls and noises, and when his performance came to an end he was rewarded by loud applause. Ernie Ream, with his baby grand, was very good in songs and delivered some very amusing patter. Dusty Rhodes, who is an old favourite with the Boscombe audiences, appeared and sang some funny songs. Werds Bros. were daring comedy acrobats, and they introduced the highest fall ever done on stage. Adams and Lee, the comedy jugglers, were also very clever.

 

Bournemouth Guardian – Saturday 12th June 1920

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Gabrielle Ray – Bournemouth Guardian – Saturday 5th June 1920

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