Bright young things

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Richard Plunket Greene, Olivia Plunket Greene, David Plunket Greene, Terence Greenidge, Elizabeth Frances Russell, and Evelyn Waugh.

The Bright Young Things, or Bright Young People,[1][2] was a term given by the tabloid press to a group of Bohemian young aristocrats and socialites in 1920s London.[3] They threw flamboyant fancy dress parties, went on elaborate treasure hunts through nighttime London, and some drank heavily or used illicit drugs — all of which was enthusiastically covered by journalists such as Charles Graves and Tom Driberg.[4]

They inspired a number of writers, including Nancy Mitford (Highland Fling), Anthony Powell (A Dance to the Music of Time), Henry Green (Party Going), Dorothy Sayers (Murder Must Advertise), and the poet John Betjeman. Evelyn Waugh's 1930 novel Vile Bodies, adapted as the 2003 film Bright Young Things, is a satirical look at this scene.[4] Cecil Beaton began his career in photography by documenting this set, of which he was a member.[5]

The most prominent members of the group included:

List of 'Bright Young Things' and their associates[edit]

The following is a list of the Bright Young Things, their friends, acquaintances and associates of the period, many of whom were the basis for characters in the novels written by members of the group such as Evelyn Waugh, Anthony Powell and Nancy Mitford.[6]

Image Name Characterization
Harold Acton (1904–1994) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
William Acton (1906–1945) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Kathleen Adam Smith (1900–1941)[10] Newspaper articles:
Bright Young People of the Rising Generation[11]
John Amery (1912–1945) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Leo Amery (1873–1955) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Michael Arlen (1895–1956) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Sylvia Ashley (1904–1977) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Portraits:
1933, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Anthony Ashley-Cooper (1900–1947) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Lettice Ashley-Cooper (1911–1990) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Mary Ashley-Cooper (1902–1936) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Adele Astaire (1896–1981) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Clement Attlee (1883–1967) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Mae Bacon (1897–1981) Newspaper articles:
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Hermione Baddeley (1906–1986) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Edythe Baker (1899–1971) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Oliver Baldwin (1899–1958) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Ruth Baldwin (1905–1937) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Patrick Balfour (1904–1976) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Thomas Balston (1883–1967) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Tallulah Bankhead (1902–1968) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
John Banting (1902–1972) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Alexander Baring (1898–1991) Newspaper articles:
Bright Young People of the Rising Generation[11]
Maurice Baring (1874–1945) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Poppy Baring (1901–1980) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Elvira Dolores Barney (1904–1936) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
H. M. Bateman (1887–1970) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Beverley Baxter (1891–1964) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Baba Beaton (1912–1973) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Dancing to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Nancy Beaton (1909–1999) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Max Beerbohm (1872–1956) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Clive Bell (1881–1964) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Babe Bendir (b. 1907) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Margot Bendir Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Lord Berners (1883–1950) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Lord Merlin in Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
Lord Merlin in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[18]
John Betjeman (1906–1984) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Paul Fotheringay in Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford[18]
Elizabeth Bibesco (1897–1945) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Caroline Blackwood (1931–1996) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Edmund Blunden (1896–1974) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Robert Boothby (1900–1986) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900–2002) Newspaper articles:
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Maurice Bowra (1898–1971) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Brendan Bracken (1901–1958) Fictional characters:
Rex Mottram in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Georges Braque (1882–1963) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Lady Diana Bridgeman (1907–1967) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Jessie Doris Browne (1900–1942) Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Valentine Browne (1891–1943) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Frank Buchman (1878–1961) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Guy Burgess (1911–1963) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Edward Burra (1905–1976) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Mary Butts (1890–1937) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Robert Byron (1905–1941) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Albert Gates in Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford
Ben Gore in Blindness by Henry Green[18]
Denis Capel-Dunn (1903–1945) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Fictional characters:
Kenneth Widmerpool in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Dudley Carew (1903–1981) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Billie Carleton (1896–1918) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Dora Carrington (1893–1932) Fictional characters:
Betty Blyth in The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis[18]
Audrey Carten (1900–1977)
Kenneth Carten (1911–1980)
Waveney Carten (1902–1990)
Barbara Cartland (1901–2000) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck (1887–1982) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Victor Cazalet (1896–1943) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
David Cecil (1902–1986)
David Cecil (1905–1981) Portraits:
Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
William Chappell (1907–1994) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Nina Chavchavadze (1901–1974) Newspaper articles:
Bright Young People of the Rising Generation[11]
G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Edward Chichester (1903–1975) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Sheila Chisholm (1895–1969)
Diana Churchill (1909–1963) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
John Spencer-Churchill (1897–1972) Portraits:
1934, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Camille Clifford (1885–1971) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Claud Cockburn (1904–1981) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Nevill Coghill (1899–1980) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Sibyl Colefax (1874–1950) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Cyril Connolly (1903–1974) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Ed Spain in The Blessing by Nancy Mitford[18]
Diana Cooper (1892–1986) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Mrs. Stitch, Evelyn Waugh novels
Lady Leone in Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
Lady Artemis Hooper in Aaron's Rod by D.H. Lawrence
Ruby, Lady Maclean in The Love and Envied by Enid Bagnold
Lady Queenie Paulle in The Pretty Lady by Arnold Bennett[18]
Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[19]
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Duff Cooper (1890–1954) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Gladys Cooper (1888–1971) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[19]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Portraits:
Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Noël Coward (1899–1973) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Max Pilgrim in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Frederick Heyworth Cripps (1885–1977) Portraits:
1938, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Violet Cripps (1891–1983) Portraits:
1938, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
C. R. M. F. Cruttwell (1887–1941) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Alexandra Curzon (1904–1995) Newspaper articles:
Bright Young People of the Rising Generation[11]
Cynthia Curzon (1898–1933)
Georgiana Curzon (1910–1976) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Irene Curzon (1896–1966) Newspaper articles:
Bright Young People of the Rising Generation[11]
Mary Curzon (1887–1962) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Peregrine Cust (1899–1978) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Hugh Dalton (1887–1962) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Brenda Dean Paul (1907–1959) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Napper Dean Paul (1904–1972) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Warwick Deeping (1877–1950) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Elizabeth Douglas-Scott-Montagu (1909–2002) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Tom Driberg (1905–1976) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
John Drury-Lowe (1905–1960) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Gerald du Maurier (1873–1934) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Freda Dudley Ward (1894–1983) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Alfred Duggan (1903–1964) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Hubert Duggan (1904–1943) Fictional characters:
Charles Stringham in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Dola Dunsmuir (1903–1966)
Anthony Eden (1897–1977) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Edward Elgar (1857–1934) Portraits:
Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Lily Elsie (1886–1962) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Baba d'Erlanger (1901–1945) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Mimi d'Erlanger (1874–1959) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters
Countess Flor di Folio in Serena Blandish by Enid Bagnold
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Hamish St. Clair Erskine (1909–1973) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford
Sir Roderick "Bobby" Bobbin in Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford[18]
Gwen Farrar (1899–1944)
Daisy Fellowes (1902–1945) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Dorothy Fellowes-Gordon (1891–1991)
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (1891–1992) Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Daphne Fielding (1904–1997) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1940, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Ronald Firbank (1886–1926) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Michael Foot (1913–2010) Portraits:
1948, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
E. M. Forster (1879–1970) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Harry Fox-Strangways (1905–1964) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Gilbert Frankau (1884–1952) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Maxine Freeman-Thomas (b. 1901) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Essex French (1907–1996) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Valerie French (1909–1997) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Anthea Gamble (1906–1960) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Patrick Gamble (1904–1956)
Evelyn Gardner (1903–1994) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Brenda Last in A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Edward Gathorne-Hardy (1901–1978) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Robert Gathorne-Hardy (1902–1973)
Paula Gellibrand (1898–1986) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Serena Blandish by Enid Bagnold
Douglas Goldring (1887–1960) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Victor Gollancz (1893–1967) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Alastair Graham (1904–1982) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Robert Graves (1895–1985) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Henry Green (1905–1973) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Graham Greene (1904–1991) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Terence Greenidge (1902–1970) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Ivor Guest (1903–1967) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Aileen Guinness (1904–1999)
Bryan Guinness (1905–1992) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Loel Guinness (1906–1988) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Maureen Guinness (1907–1998)
Meraud Guinness (1904–1993) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Oonagh Guinness (1910–1995) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Walter Guinness (1880–1944) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Claud Hamilton (1889–1975) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Patrick Hamilton (1904–1962) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Nina Hamnett (1890–1965) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Doris Harcourt (1900–1981) Newspaper articles:
Bright Young People of the Rising Generation[11]
Allanah Harper (1904–1992) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Pamela Harriman (1920–1997) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Roy Harrod (1900–1978) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Deirdre Hart-Davis (1909–1999) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
L. P. Hartley (1895–1972)
Norman Hartnell (1901–1979) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Gavin Henderson (1902–1977) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
A. P. Herbert (1890–1971) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
David Herbert (1908–1995)
Sidney Herbert (1906–1969) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
John Heygate (1903–1976) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
John Beaver in A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Sir Piers Tofield in Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight by Henry Williamson
Arden Hilliard (b. 1904)
Quintin Hogg (1907–2001) Portraits:
1948, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Inez Holden (1903–1974) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Wanda Holden (1911–1956) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Vyvyan Holland (1886–1967) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Christopher Hollis (1902–1977) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
David Horner (1900–1983)
Brian Howard (1905–1958) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Fictional characters
Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Donald Butterboy in The Roaring Queen by Wyndham Lewis[18]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923–2014) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
William Howard (1902–1978) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Derek Jackson (1906–1982)
Audrey James (1902–1968) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Edward James (1907–1984) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Julia James (1890–1964) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Arthur Jeffress (1905–1961) Books:
Alec Waugh, A Year to Remember, A Reminiscence of 1931 Bloomsbury Reader, 1975
D.J. Taylor, Bright Young People - The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2007
John Montgomery, The Twenties, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1970
Portraits:
Graham Sutherland, 1954
Ida Kar, 1959
Douglas Jerrold (1893–1964) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Augustus John (1878–1961) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1949, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Baby Jungman (1907–2010) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Zita Jungman (1904–2006) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Marriage of a "Bright Young Person"[21]
Barbara Ker-Seymer (1905–1993) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Nelson Keys (1886–1939) Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[22]
George Kinnoull (1902–1938) Newspaper articles:
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[23]
Philip Leyland Kindersley (1907–1995) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
George Alfred Kolkhorst (1897–1958) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Constant Lambert (1905–1951) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Hugh Moreland in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Osbert Lancaster (1908–1986) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Elissa Landi (1904–1948) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
George Lascelles (1923–2011) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Charles Laughton (1899–1962) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
James Laver (1899–1975) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Gertrude Lawrence (1898–1952) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
James Lees-Milne (1908–1997) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Albert Gates in Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford[18]
Rosamond Lehmann (1901–1990) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
F. R. Leavis (1895–1978) Fictional characters:
J G Quiggin in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Serge Lifar (1905–1986) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
John "The Widow" Lloyd (1900–1978) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Anita Loos (1889–1981) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Tilly Losch (1903–1975) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Lady Dorothy Lygon (1912–2001) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Lady Cordelia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Hugh Lygon (1904–1936) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Fictional characters:
Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Lady Lettice Lygon (1906–1973) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Lady Mary Lygon (1910–1982) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
Lady Sibell Lygon (1907–2005) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
William Lygon (1903–1979) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Malcolm MacDonald (1901–1981) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Julian MacLaren-Ross (1912–1964) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
X. Trapnel in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Ethel Mannin (1900–1984) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Reginald Manningham-Buller (1905–1980) Fictional characters:
Kenneth Widmerpool in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Edward Marjoribanks (1900–1932) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Frances Marshall (1900–2004) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Rita Martin (1875–1958) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Elsa Maxwell (1883–1963) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Harry Melville (1908–2000) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Anne Messel (1902–1992) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Oliver Messel (1904–1978) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Kate Meyrick (1875–1933) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor

Fictional characters:

Ma Mayfield in A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh[24]
Newspaper articles:
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[23]

Florence Mills (1896–1927) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
David Mitford (1878–1958) Fictional characters:
General Murgatroyd in Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford
Uncle Matthew in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[18]
Deborah Mitford (1920–2014) Fictional characters:
Northey Mackintosh in Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
Linda Radlett in Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
Linda Radlett in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[18]
Diana Mitford (1910–2003) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[23]
Jessica Mitford (1917–1996) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Jassy Radlett in Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
Jassy Radlett in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[18]
Nancy Mitford (1904–1973) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Grace Marquise de Valhubert in Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford[18]
Newspaper articles:
Lord Rennell's Son Engaged[25]
Pamela Mitford (1907–1994)
Tom Mitford (1909–1945) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Unity Mitford (1914–1948) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Eugenia Malmains in Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford[18]
Ivan Moffat (1918–2002) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Gwen Mond (d. 1982) Portraits:
1929, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Henry Mond (1898–1949) Portraits:
1929, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Evan Morgan (1893–1949) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1929, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Gloria Morgan (1904–1965) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Thelma Morgan (1904–1970) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Raymond Mortimer (1895–1980) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Oswald Mosley (1896–1980) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[23]
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Edwina Mountbatten (1901–1960) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
George Mountbatten (1892–1938) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Irene Mountbatten (1890–1956) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Louis Mountbatten (1900–1979) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Nadejda Mountbatten (1896–1963) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Herbert Mundin (1898–1939) Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[22]
Basil Murray (1902–1937) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Jasper Aspect in Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford[18]
Anna Neagle (1904–1986) Portraits:
1937, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Beverley Nichols (1898–1983) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Harold Nicolson (1886–1968) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Richard Henry Brinsley Norton (1892–1954) Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Ivor Novello (1893–1951) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Serge Obolensky (1890–1978) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Mark Ogilvy-Grant (1905–1969) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Fictional characters:
Sir Ivor King in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
Nina Ogilvy-Grant (1906–1969) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Denise Orme (1885–1960) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
George Orwell (1903–1950) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Erridge (Earl of Warminster) in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Frank Pakenham (1905–2001) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Erridge (Earl of Warminster) in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Pansy Pakenham (1904–1999) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Richard Pares (1902–1958) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Dorothea Parry (1876–1963) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Gwen Parry (1878–1959) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
Bridget Parsons (1907–1972) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Desmond Parsons (1910–1937)
Michael Parsons (1906–1979) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Ralph Partridge (1894–1960) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Kathleen Pelham Burn (1887–1966) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Roland Penrose (1900–1984) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Rosamond Pinchot (1904–1938) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
David Plunket Greene (1904–1941) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Fictional characters:
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
Olivia Plunket Greene (1907–1958) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Hon. Agatha Runcible in Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
A Little Learning by Evelyn Waugh
Richard Plunket Greene (1901–1978) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
Poldowski (1879–1932) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Arthur Ponsonby (1871–1946) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Society in London[26]
Elizabeth Ponsonby (1900–1940) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Society in London[26]
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Loelia Ponsonby (1902–1993) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Matthew Ponsonby (1904–1976) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Lady Bridget Poulett (1912–1975) Portraits:
1933, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Anthony Powell (1905–2000) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Isobel Tolland in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Violet Powell (1912–2002)
John Pratt (1899–1983) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1934, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Denis Pritt (1887–1972) Fictional characters:
Kenneth Widmerpool in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
J. B. Priestley (1894–1984) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Alan Pryce-Jones (1908–2000) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Peter Quennell (1905–1993) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Mark Members in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Terence Rattigan (1911–1977) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Maurice Richardson (1907–1978) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Paul Robeson (1898–1976) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Peter Rodd (1904–1968) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Fictional characters:
Basil Seal in the work of Evelyn Waugh is claimed by the author to have found basis in Peter Rodd.[27]
Lady Beech in Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford
Christian Talbot in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[18]
Newspaper articles:
Lord Rennell's Son Engaged[25]
Oriel Ross (1907–1994) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
John Rothenstein (1901–1992) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Kennerley Rumford (1870–1957) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Elizabeth Russell (1899–1986) Fictional characters:
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
Gordon Russell (1892–1980) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Alison Ruthven (1902–1974) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Peggy Ruthven (1902–1974) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
Edward Sackville-West (1901–1965) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
David Warbeck in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[18]
Vita Sackville-West (1892–1962) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Sybil Sassoon Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[22]
John Seely (1899–1963)
Patrick Seely (1905–1966) Portraits:
1935, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Alison Settle (1891–1980) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Norma Shearer (1902–1983) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Edith Sitwell (1887–1964) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Lady Harriett Finnian-Shaw in The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis[18]
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Georgia Sitwell (1906–1980) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Lord Osmund Finnian-Shaw in The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis[18]
Sacheverell Sitwell (1897–1988) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Lord Phoebus Finnian-Shaw in The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis[18]
Terence Skeffington-Smyth (1905–1936)
Barbara Skelton (1916–1996) Fictional characters:
Pamela Flitton in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Eleanor Smith (1902–1945) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Eminent Victorians[22]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Pamela Smith (1915–1982) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[22]
C. P. Snow (1905–1980) Fictional characters:
J G Quiggin in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Oscar Solbert (1885–1958) Newspaper articles:
Bright Young People of the Rising Generation[11]
Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Stephen Spender (1909–1995) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Mark Members in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Bernard Spilsbury (1877–1947) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
J. C. Squire (1884–1958) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Jeanne Stourton (1913–1987) Portraits:
1933, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Alix Strachey (1892–1973) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
John Strachey (1901–1963) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Lytton Strachey (1880–1932) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Matthew Plunkett in The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis
Cedric Furber in The Self-Condemned by Wyndham Lewis[18]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Portraits:
1937, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Lois Sturt (1900–1937) Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[19]
British Girl Holds Record as Art Model[28]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Portraits:
1929, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Napier Sturt (1896–1940) Newspaper articles:
British Girl Holds Record as Art Model[28]
Eileen Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1891–1943) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1888–1963) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
John Sutro (1903–1985) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Christopher Sykes (1907–1986) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
A. J. A. Symons (1900–1941) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Julian Symons (1912–1994) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Stephen Tallents (1884–1958) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Paul Tanqueray (1905–1941) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
A. J. P. Taylor (1906–1990) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
David Tennant (1902–1968) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[16]
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
Portraits:
1927, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Stephen Tennant (1906–1987) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Ernest Thesiger (1897–1961) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Henry Thynne (1905–1992) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[8]
Portraits:
1940, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Dorothy Todd (b. 1883) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Iris Tree (1897–1978) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[19]
Viola Tree (1884–1938) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[19]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Violet Trefusis (1894–1972) Fictional characters:
Lady Montdore in Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford[18]
Clarita de Uriburu (1908–1995) Books:
The Book of Beauty of Cecil Beaton[13]
Rudolph Valentino (1895–1926) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Robin Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1902–1955) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Carl Van Vechten (1880–1964) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877–1964) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Hugh Wade (1907–1949) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Edward Wadsworth (1889–1949) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
William Walton (1902–1983) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Hugh Walpole (1884–1941) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Edward Frederick Ward (1907–1987) Portraits:
Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
George Ward (1907–1988) Portraits:
Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Barbara Waring (1911–1990)
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978)
Peter Watson (1908–1956) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Alec Waugh (1898–1981) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Anthony Edward Wolseley Weldon (1902–1971) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (1910–1948) Portraits:
1934, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Rex Whistler (1905–1944) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Dolly Wilde (1895–1941) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Sunday Wilshin (1905–1991)
Harold Wilson (1916–1995) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Alastair Windsor (1914–1943) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902–1942) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907–1984)[14]
Edward, Prince of Wales (1894–1972) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[19]
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[23]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Frances Wodehouse (1884–1950) Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[22]
P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Anna May Wong (1905–1961) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Edward Wood (1881–1959) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Douglas Woodruff (1897–1978) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[7]
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[13]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional characters:
Mrs Rhoda Hyman in The Roaring Queen by Wyndham Lewis[18]
Olivia Wyndham (1897–1967) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[17]
Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[9]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[15]
Joan Yarde-Buller (1908–1997) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[20]
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]

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