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?'

Miss Gabrielle Ray at a theatrical garden party – Sir Cecil Beaton

Gabrielle Ray – The Sketch – Wednesday 6th July 1910

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Gabrielle Ray – The Sketch – Wednesday 6th July 1910

The Actors’ Orphanage Fete – The Tatler – Wednesday 6th July 1910

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Gabrielle Ray – The Devon and Exeter Gazette – Friday 28th April 1916

Lost Ring

LYTON AND LYNMOUTH

 

Miss Gabriel Ray, who had been on a visit Lynmouth, lost diamond ring, valued at £250, Wednesday morning. Search was made, but without success, and she left by Lynmouth by motor for Barnstable. A young lady relative of the landlady of the house where Miss Ray stayed continued her search and eventually found the ring in a tiny crevice at the foot the stairs. A telegram was duly sent to the owner.

The Devon and Exeter Gazette – Friday 28th April 1916

The UK Inflation Calculator puts the value of Miss Ray’s ring in 2018 to be £21,120.61

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

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Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – The Bournemouth Guardian – Saturday 26th October 1901

MUSIC AND THE DRAMA.

 

THEATRE ROYAL, BOURNEMOUTH.

 

The “Casino Girl” at the Theatre Royal this week is a brilliant and dashing musical farce, and goes with a great swing. There was a crowded house on Monday, and, no doubt, the attendances will be equally satisfactory every evening. The play is supposed to be a scene in Cairo. The first set is in a street in that city, and the second a scene in the Pasha’s Palace. Mr Max Copland, as Pilsener Pasha, whose introduction of beer into Egypt won for him this title, sustains his role in a manner which causes great merriment, and when he acts in the capacity of judge at the trial of Percy Harold Ethelbert Van Stuvyesant (Mr Cecil Curtis), an American doctor, who is arrested as the robber of the Palace Ben Maley, the laughter is unrestrainable. J. Offenbach Gaggs (Mr Joseph Wilson), a grand opera tenor, who takes a company to Cairo and meets with nothing but reverses, is heard to good effect in his song, “Nothing new.” Mr Stanley White, as the real Ben Muley, and his lieutenant, Postage (Mr Little Ganty) gave a splendid knock-about performance. Miss Isa Bowman (Laura Lee), formerly of the New York Casino Co, known in Cairo as Mille Estella, a French milliner, is an able dancer, and thoroughly deserved the encore which was accorded her for the singing of “Ma Blushin’ Rosie.”  Dollie Twinkle, Miss Gabrielle Ray, is another charming dancer, and twists the Pasha round her thumb in a most amusing manner. Odaliska (Miss Millie Sylvestre) is seen to good advantage as the Pasha’s favourite. All the other parts are in capable hands, and receive the best possible portrayal. The dresses are charming, and all the songs have a good chorus, which were done full justice to. The dancing is captivating, and the play throughout goes splendidly together, and make up an entertaining whole. The performance is to be repeated to-night (Saturday), and at a matinee this afternoon.

The Bournemouth Guardian – Saturday 26th October 1901

 

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The Orchid – Theatre Advert – 1904

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Eric Loder – The Middlesex Advertiser and Country Gazette – Friday 5th August 1921

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.

 

 A daughter has been born to the wife of Mr. Eric Loder, at Woodlands, Farnham Common

 

The Middlesex Advertiser and Country Gazette – Friday 5th August 1921

Pamela Loder – Birth Certificate – 1921

 

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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 – British Players and their Art – The Bournemouth Graphic – Friday 4th June 1920

Miss Gabrielle Ray

BRITISH PLAYERS AND THEIR ART.

A letter from Mr. C. B. Cochran, the well-known theatrical manager, to the Press, in which he states that “the British stage is a hot-bed of snobbery,” and that “our leading actors and actresses think more of a nod from a duchess or a tea party with Lady X than of proficiency in their art,” has been indignantly denied by members of the profession. Miss Gabrielle Ray, the famous musical comedy star, who is making her first appearance at Boscombe Hippodrome with her charming entertainment next week, was recently asked for her opinion. “There are a few exceptions, of course,” she said, “but I believe that the great majority of British players are very keen indeed on their art. I know that I am. It would not matter to me whether I were playing at Buckingham Palace or a music hall. I should experience the sensations I always feel, and try to produce the atmosphere I always do try to produce. Given a good part you cannot help but devote yourself to it if you’ve any brains at all. You’ve no time to wonder who is in front – dukes or duchesses or anyone else. And in any case it is not for Mr. Cochran to decry ‘a nod from a duchess or a tea party with Lady X.’ He knows as well as anyone how it helps his business, and like every other manager he is keen on his artistes being a social success. If our actors and actresses are only given the chance they will show Mr. Cochran whether they are proficient or not. At present they only get the flimsiest parts in which there is really nothing to do but look pretty – that is why so many of them are engaged, I think. But we are not snobs,” Miss Ray concluded. “Most people are at some time or other, and you will find less on the stage than in any other walk of life.”

 

The Bournemouth Graphic – Friday 4th June 1920

 

 

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

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