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?'

The Pelican – December 1915

 

NOVELISTS IN KHAKI.

Wonderful Story Book of “The Times” Red Cross Fund.

“Famous novelists serving in Majesty’s Forces.” These, and these alone, are the contributors to “The Times Red Cross Story Book. “ There is a story, and a good one, in that fact alone. We shall hope to hear it in full after the war.

Meanwhile, in this volume (published at ls. 6d. by Messrs. Hodder and Stoughton for The Times Red Cross Fund) there is ample evidence that their new experiences have not impaired but distinctly added to their skill in their craft. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, A. E. W. Mason. W. B. Maxwell, Compton Mackenzie, Barry Pain, lan Hay, among a brilliant array, give us of their best. One cannot hope, in the ordinary way, to get so splendid a collection of short stories within the boards of one book. And if any inducement were needed to buy, here it is – all the profits go to the British Red Cross Society.

Simply on its past reputation “Winter’s Pie” would be sure of a gleeful welcome by the public. But the “Pie” of 1915, which s now on sale, is even more tasty and nourishing than its predecessors – and it would be hard to give it warmer praise. Twenty leading writers and fifty of our best known artiste contribute the ingredients, all carefully selected and guaranteed first class. Puzzle – find a better shillingsworth. Play-goers cannot do without the Christmas number of “The Pelican” (6d.). They will find it full to the brim of amusing stories by their favourite entertainers, of whom an imposing array, headed by Sir George Alexander and Miss Irene Vanbrugh, appears on the contents list.

The neatest contribution is the one from Miss Gabrielle Ray, who wrote, “Dear Mr. Pelican. – I said I would tell you a story. As usual, I have left things till the last minute, and now you say I shall be too late if I don’t send it at once. Well, I just can’t. And so you see I have told you a story after all, haven’t I?”

 

The Weekly Dispatch, London – Sunday 5th December 1915

BOOKS, ETC. FOR REVIEW.

“The Pelican.”

The Christmas number of “The Pelican” follows its usual custom of opening its pages to stories by and portraits of large number of the best known actors and actresses on the London stage The nature of its contents is something of a curiosity, and the “yarns” of its contributors make interesting reading. Although a delinquent, Miss Gabrielle Ray neatly and briefly saves the situation thus: “Dear Mr. Pelican, I said I would tell you story. As usual, I have left things till the last minute, and now you say I shall be too late if I don’t send it at once. Well, I just can’t. And so you see I have told you a story after all, haven’t I”

 

The Middlesex Chronicle – Saturday 4th December 1915

THE PELECAN

The Christmas Number is, as usual, replete with lengthy series of storiettes, ny leading members of the theatrical profession, all being more or less in a humorous vein. The contributors include Sir George Alexander, Miss Irene Vanburgh,. Miss Gertie Millar, Lily Elsie, Mr. Seymour Hicks, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Phyllis Dare, Mr. George Graves, and Mr. Haydn Coffin, and many instances portraits accompany the letterpresses matter. This number of the “Pelican” is quite a novelty, and is obtainable at the bookstalls at 6d.

 

The Grantham Journal – Saturday 4th December 1915

 

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Red Cross Day – The Daily Mirror – 1915

Red Cross Day - The Daily Mirror - 1st December 1915

Red Cross Day

Famous Women and Well-known Actresses as Harrods “Assistants”

Those who go a shopping at Harrods in the Brompton road today will find there such an array of charming “assistants” as never before was known.

This Harrods Red Cross Day, and famous women and well-known actresses are acting as Harrods saleswomen for to-day only, and a percentage of all takings in the big store goes to swell the funds of the British Red Cross.

For instance, men who go to buy socks or ties may be served by lady Randolph Churchill or Lady Maud Warrender.

The Duchess of Rutland, Lady Anglesey, Lady Curzon, Lady Diana Manners, and Miss Cunard will attend at the jewellery counters.

Miss Ethel Levey and Miss Dorothy Minto will explain the beauties of the very “nuttiest” thing in men’s shirts; Lady Alexander and Miss Gertie Millar are in the fruit and flower department.

You may buy your lace from Miss Margaret Cooper, your groceries from LadyFripp, a fan from Miss Gladys Cooper, a box of cigars from Lady Astbury, and a box of Christmas crackers from Miss Gabrielle Ray or Miss Iris Hoey.

It is not a bazaar; everyday prices rule. The sales-women will have a collecting box and if any customer should feel inclined to pay a little more than the marked price of his purchase, well – all that is put into the collecting boxes goes direct to the Red Cross.

The Daily Mirror, 1st December 1915

Red Cross Day at Harrods – The Times – 1915

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Red Cross Day at Harrods – The Times – 1915

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