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Gabrielle Ray – A Salon of Fragrance and Fashion – The London Evening Standard – Monday 27th March 1911

To Help the Middlesex Hospital

 (Prince Francis of Teck Memorial Fund.)

 DURING THE ALL-BRITISH SHOPPING WEEK

 

Harrods have opened a “Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women,” where, under the personal patronage of his Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Teck, leading actresses have volunteered to sell during this week the British Eau de Cologne made by the old British House of Luce of Jersey and Southampton. Messrs. Luce have generously supplied their perfumes free for the occasion, so that the entire proceeds may be devoted to the Hospital Fund. The public will have the opportunity of buying British perfume at ordinary prices from the hands of the fairest ladies of the British stage and incidentally of assisting this most deserving fund. Among the ladies who have so kindly given their services are the following:

 

Miss Maude Allan, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Doris Lytton,

Miss Pearl Autrere, Miss Constance Drever, Miss Olive May,

Miss, Audrienne Augarde, Miss Clara Evelyn, Miss Lillah McCarthy,

Miss Phyllis Bedlles, Miss Madge Fabian, Miss Nancy More,

Miss Chrissie Bell, Miss Audrey Ford, Miss Unity More,

Miss Stephanie Bell, Miss Gladys Guy, Miss Gabrielle Ray,

Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Elvira Hardinge, Miss Gertrude Robins,

Miss Beatrice von Brunner, Miss Iris Hoey, Miss Dorothy Selborne,

Miss Nell Carter, Miss Ola Humphrey, Miss Lily Shepheard,

Miss Dolly Castles, Miss Julia James, Miss Blanche Stocker,

Miss Pauline Chase, Miss Frances Kapstowne, Miss Connie Stewart,

Miss Ivy Lilian Close, Miss Ruby Kennedy, Miss Madge Titheradge,

Miss Cicely Courtneidge, Miss Evelyn Lawrie, Miss Rosalie Toiler,

Miss Laura Cowie, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Jessie Winter.

 

The London Evening Standard – Monday 27th March 1911

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Gabrielle Ray – Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – The Daily Mirror – Wednesday 22nd March 1911

ACTRESSES TO HELP HOSPITAL.

 

 Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women During All British Shopping Week.

 

One of the most interesting features of the all British shopping week will be a novel appeal to the public to help the Middlesex Hospital, for which Prince Alexander of Teck is carrying on the work upon which his brother, the late Prince Francis, was engaged at the time of his death.

Under Prince Alexander’s patronage, Miss Gertrude Robins has organised a committee of the most beautiful and popular London actresses to sell in aid of the hospital British made eau de Cologne in a “salon of fragrance and fair women” placed at their disposal by Messrs. Harrods. The scent will be supplied free by the makers, Messrs. Luce, of Southampton.

Among the ladies who have offered their services are Miss Maud Allan, the classical dancer; Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Pauline Chase, beloved of Peter Pan lovers; Miss Ivy Lilian Close, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Lillah McCarthy, and Miss Gabrielle Ray.

 

The Daily Mirror – Wednesday 22nd March 1911

 

 

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Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – The Stage – Thursday 30th March 1911

CHIT CHAT

Miss Gertrude Robins, Miss Pauline Chase, Miss Nell Carter, Miss Phyllis Beddells, Miss Laura Cowie, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Iris Hoey, Miss Dolly Castles, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Maud Allan, Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Constance Drever, Miss Cicely Courtneidge. Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Madge Titheradge, Miss Julia James, Miss Ola Humphrey, Miss Lily Shepheard, and Miss Audrey Ford were among the actresses who, in the “Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women” at Harrods, sold scent on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in aid of the Prince Francis of Teck Memorial Fund.

 

The Stage – Thursday 30th March 1911

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Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Wednesday 29th March 1911

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A Salon of Fair Women – The English Illustrated Magazine – Vol XLV April 1911 to September 1911

Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – 1911

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All British Shopping Week – 1911

Famous Actresses as Saleswomen.

The All British shopping week at Harrod’s has provided an opportunity for a further appeal on behalf of the Middlesex Hospital. The hall, which was formally devoted to costume models from Paris, has been transformed into “a salon of fragrance and fair women,” a title which suggests the scene in the afternoon when some of London’s most famous actresses temporarily assumed the duties of saleswomen.

On a number of tables daintily draped in lavender and gold, with a plentiful splashing of the national colours were displayed the wares of which they had undertaken to dispose – neat little bottles of British eau-de-cologne made by the British house of Luce who are established at Jersey and Southampton. This form had supplied the perfumes gratuitously in order that the hospital might benefit to the fullest possible extent.

All approaches to the salon were closed at two o’clock and at a quarter to three, when the sale began the hall speedily filled by a crown which had been gathering in volume for the previous half-hour. Prince Alexander of Teck was unfortunately unable to attend, but he was represented by Lord Duncannon. Among the ladies who gave their services were: Miss Maud Allan, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Lillian Braithwaite, Miss Pauline Chase, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Lillah McCarthy, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Audrienne Augarde, and Miss Constance Drever.

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Tuesday 28th March 1911

  New Zealand Herald  8 May 1911 Page 9

PATRIOTISM IN TRADE.

[from our own correspondent.]

London, March 31. This week has been a great time in shopping centres—it has been the ” All-British Shopping Week,” and all the shopkeepers gave undertaking to dress their windows with goods ” all guaranteed British fabric and manufacture,” or ” mainly British”— this latter saving clause sometimes merely meaning that though the materials have been imported from foreign countries, British labour has brought them to their present state of completion. Brisk buying is reported, and not only have the displays resulted in business, but they have furnished many useful lessons which will doubtless have an important bearing in the future of British trade.

Until this week no one had any idea of the vast range of things having origin in some part of the British Empire. At the outset of the awakening, one is, inclined to wonder why anything of foreign origin is ever asked for at all, for, apparently, everything that is a necessity can be produced within the Empire, to say nothing of much that is luxurious.

Without a doubt Harrod’s was the centre of principal attraction, for arrangements had been made that a number of actresses, well known and popular, should preside over the Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women, in order to sell All-British Eau tie Cologne, the proceeds to go to the Prince Francis of Teck memorial fund, now being raised to clear the Middlesex Hospital from debt. The sale was organised by Miss Gertrude Robins, and the whole of the scent Mas supplied free for the benefit of the fund by Messrs. Luce, of Southampton and Jersey. Most of the purchasers went away with more bottles of scent than they could comfortably carry, to say nothing of securing a souvenir in the shape of a book of photographs of the saleswomen and of obtaining their autographs. Some who volunteered for this duty for “sweet charity’s sake” were: “Miss Pauline Chase (of “Peter Pan” fame). Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Phyllis Dare, Miss Ola Humphreys, Miss Lilah McCarthy, Miss Made Titheradge, Miss Marie Lohr, Miss Olive May, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Adrienne Augarde, and others too numerous to mention. Every day keen business resulted, and “fancy prices” were not permitted. It is expected that when the accounts are made up the hospital will have benefited in this way to the extent of at least £500. Miss Olive May remarked that the men looked extremely funny with their arms full of scent bottles and their pockets bulging with, more but they paid up splendidly, and were more generous than the women in paying for souvenirs. Some of the men must have taken away enough scent to last ten families a lifetime.” Each bottle displayed a miniature Union Jack on the stopper, and this immediately attracted attention. The room in which these actresses wore busy saleswomen was lavishly decorated with British blooms.

New Zealand Herald – Monday 8th May 1911

Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – 1911

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Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – The Evening Post – 1911

Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women - The Evening Post - 10th May 1911

Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – The Times – 1911

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Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – 1911

 

Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – The Times – 1911

 

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Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women – The Times – 1911

Salon of Fragrance and Fair Women - The Times - 28th March 1911

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