[Ruby Miller, actress, one of George Edwardes' 'Gaiety Girls'.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Ruby') to 'Popie, darling', i.e. W. J. MacQueen-Pope, reminiscing about Gertie Millar and Gabrielle Ray, before the Gaiety Theatre is pulled down by 'vandals'.

Author: 
Ruby Miller [Ruby Laura Rose Miller] (1889-1976), actress, one of George Edwardes' 'Gaiety Girls' [W. J. MacQueen-Pope (1888-1960), theatre historian; Gertie Millar; Gabrielle Ray]
Publication details: 
10 Harvard Court, Honeybourne Road, Hampstead, N.W.6. 20 August 1956.
£35.00
SKU: 22211

2pp, 12mo. On grey paper with deckled edges and her 'RUBY MILLER' letterhead in green. She writes her telephone number at head, and beneath this, in another hand: 'Keep for me'. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased, with light marking from paperclip at head. Folded once. She was 'weeping at the end' of his 'lovely article in the “Evening News”': 'How sweet of you to mention me! I would adore to look over – what is left – of the dear old Gaiety before the vandals pull it down, but, I suppose, there's no chance of my being allowed to do so.' She finds the photographs of fellow Gaiety Girls Gertie Millar and Gabrielle Ray charming, and reminisces: 'I can see them both, now, in “The Orchid.” [1903 Gaiety Theatre comedy] | Gertie in an orchid mauve dress & wide bonnet, & Gabs in a pale blue pleated dress & big blue bonnet. How enchanting they were! What worlds away from the present day dreadful Joints of meat marked : “36-23-36”. Ghastly!' She ends with 'love, dear, to you & Stella'.