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

The following is a list of the Bright Young Things themselves, 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 Anthony Powell and Nancy Mitford, as indicated in the table below.[6]

Image Name Characterization
  Helen D'Abernon (1866–1954) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
  William Acton (1906–1945) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
  Kathleen Adam Smith (d. 1941) 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[7]
Portraits:
1933, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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]
  Margot Asquith (1864–1945) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Adele Astaire (1896–1981) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[14]
  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[15]
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
  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[16]
  Stanley Baldwin (1867–1947) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[8]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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[7]
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[14]
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)[13]
  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[10]
  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[10]
  Margot Bendir Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
  Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[17]
  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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Paul Fotheringay in Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford[17]
  Elizabeth Bibesco (1897–1945) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Mona von Bismarck (1897–1983) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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
  Clara Bow (1905–1965) 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[14]
  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[8]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
  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
  Diana Bridgeman (1907–1967) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
  Robert Bridges (1844–1930) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Jessie Doris Browne (1900-1942) Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
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)[13]
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
  Clara Butt (1872–1936) 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]
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Mary Butts (1890–1937) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Julian Byng (1862–1935) 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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Albert Gates in Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford
Ben Gore in Blindness by Henry Green[17]
Denis Capel-Dunn (1903–1945) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[16]
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[16]
  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[17]
  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
  Luisa Casati (1881–1957) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Irene Castle (1893–1969) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Lina Cavalieri (1874–1944) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck (1887–1982) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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)[13]
  Neville Chamberlain (1869–1940) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  William Chappell (1907–1994) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Edna Woolman Chase (1877–1957) 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)[13]
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)[13]
  Winston Churchill (1874–1965) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Camille Clifford (1885–1971) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Ed Spain in The Blessing by Nancy Mitford[17]
  Diana Cooper (1892–1986) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[8]
Fictional Characters:
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[17]
Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[18]
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
Duff Cooper (1890–1954) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
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[18]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[14]
Portraits:
Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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)[13]
Violet Cripps (1891-1983) Portraits:
1938, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  C. R. M. F. Cruttwell (1887–1941) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
  Emerald Cunard (1872–1948) 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[19]
Portraits:
1928, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Nancy Cunard (1896–1965) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional Characters:
Baby Bucktrout in The Roaring Queen by Wyndham Lewis[17]
Portraits:
1928, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
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[7]
  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[7]
  Peregrine Cust (1899–1978) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
  Hugh Dalton (1887–1962) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Marion Davies (1897–1961) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Lya De Putti (1897–1931) Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
Aubrey Dean Paul (1869–1961) 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[16]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[15]
Napper Dean Paul (1904–1972) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[16]
  Warwick Deeping (1877–1950) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Gaby Deslys (1881–1920) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
  John Drury-Lowe (1905–1960) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
  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[7]
Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[14]
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[8]
  Hubert Duggan (1904–1943) Fictional Characters:
Charles Stringham in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
  Dola Dunsmuir (1903–1966)
  Eleonora Duse (1858–1924) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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)[13]
  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[7]
  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)[13]
  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)[13]
  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[17]
  Gwen Farrar (1899–1944)
  Daisy Fellowes (1902–1945) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Dorothy Fellowes-Gordon (1891–1991)
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (1891–1992) Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
  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)[13]
  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)[13]
  E. M. Forster (1879–1970) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  John Fothergill (1876–1957) 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[8]
  Harry Fox-Strangways (1905–1964) Books:
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
  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[7]
Essex French (1907–1996) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Valerie French (1909–1997) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Roger Fry (1866–1934) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[16]
  Patrick Gamble (1904–1956)
  Greta Garbo (1905–1990) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Brenda Last in A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  Herbert Gardner (1846–1921) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[15]
  Robert Gathorne-Hardy (1902–1973)
  Paula Gellibrand (1898–1986) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Serena Blandish by Enid Bagnold
  Lillian Gish (1893–1993) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
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[8]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
  Graham Greene (1904–1991) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
  Terence Greenidge (1902–1970) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
  Daisy Greville (1861–1938) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Ivor Guest (1903–1967) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
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[9]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[15]
  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)[13]
  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[9]
  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]
  Alfred Harmsworth (1865–1922) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[9]
  Deirdre Hart-Davis (1909–1999) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
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)[13]
  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[7]
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[8]
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[8]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[16]
Fictional Characters
Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Donald Butterboy in The Roaring Queen by Wyndham Lewis[17]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[15]
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[8]
  Jobyna Howland (1880–1936) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
  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[7]
  Edward James (1907–1984) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
Julia James (1890–1964) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Alice de Janzé (1899–1941) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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)[13]
  William Joynson-Hicks (1865–1932) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Baby Jungman (1907–2010) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[8]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Zita Jungman (1904–2006) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Marriage of a "Bright Young Person"[20]
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[21]
  George Kinnoull (1902–1938) Newspaper articles:
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[22]
Philip Leyland Kindersley (1907–1995) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
George Alfred Kolkhorst (1897–1958) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
  Alexander Korda (1893–1956) Portraits:
1940, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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[8]
  Elissa Landi (1904–1948) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
  Lillie Langtry (1853–1929) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
George Lascelles (1923–2011) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Charles Laughton (1899–1962) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Marie Laurencin (1883–1956) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
James Laver (1899–1975) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Hazel Lavery (1880–1935) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[21]
  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[7]
  Susan Lawrence (1871–1947) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[17]
  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
  Rosa Lewis (1867–1952) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Serge Lifar (1905–1986) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
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[7]
  Tilly Losch (1903–1975) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Dorothy Lygon (1912–2001) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
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[8]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
Fictional Characters:
Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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
  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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Malcolm MacDonald (1901–1981) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Ramsay MacDonald (1866–1937) 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[15]
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[22]
Society in London[23]
Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
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
  Violet Manners (1856–1937) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[7]
  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)[13]
  Nellie Melba (1861–1931) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[10]
  Anne Messel (1902–1992) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[9]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Kate Meyrick (1875–1933) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[22]
  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[17]
  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[17]
  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[22]
  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[17]
  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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Grace Marquise de Valhubert in Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford[17]
Newspaper articles:
Lord Rennell's Son Engaged[24]
  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 Wings on the Green by Nancy Mitford[17]
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)[13]
  Henry Mond (1898–1949) Portraits:
1929, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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)[13]
  Gloria Morgan (1904–1965) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Thelma Morgan (1904–1970) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
  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)[13]
  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[22]
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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[19]
  George Mountbatten (1892–1938) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
  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[19]
  Nadejda Mountbatten (1896–1963) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
Herbert Mundin (1898–1939) Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[21]
  Basil Murray (1902–1937) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
Fictional Characters:
Jasper Aspect in Wings on the Green by Nancy Mitford[17]
Vaughan Nash (1861–1932) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Anna Neagle (1904–1986) Portraits:
1937, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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)[13]
  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]
  Marjorie Oelrichs (1908–1937) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Mark Ogilvie-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[9]
Fictional Characters:
Sir Ivor King in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  Nina Ogilvie-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)[13]
  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
  Gina Palerme (1885–1977) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Gaston Palewski (1901–1984) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Fictional Characters:
Charles-Edouard, Marquis de Valhubert in The Blessing by Nancy Mitford
Fabrice, Duc de Sauveterre in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[17]
  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
  Hubert Parry (1848–1918) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[9]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
William Parsons (1873–1918) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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[7]
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[7]
  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[9]
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[16]
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[15]
Society in London[23]
  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[15]
Society in London[23]
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
  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
  Bridget Poulett (1912–1975) Portraits:
1933, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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[8]
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)[13]
  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[8]
  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[8]
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
  Gabrielle Ray (1883–1973) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[8]
Fictional Characters:
Lady Beech in Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford
Christian Talbot in The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford[17]
Newspaper articles:
Lord Rennell's Son Engaged[24]
  Oriel Ross (1907–1994) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[7]
Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
  Peggy Ruthven (1902–1974) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[17]
  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[21]
  Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1870–1948) Newspaper articles:
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]
John Seely (1899–1963)
Patrick Seely (1905–1966) Portraits:
1935, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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[7]
  Edith Sitwell (1887–1964) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[17]
Portraits:
1931, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Georgia Sitwell (1906–1980) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[17]
  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[17]
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[7]
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[15]
Eminent Victorians[21]
Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Pamela Smith (1915–1982) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[21]
  F. E. Smith (1872–1930) Fictional Characters:
Rex Mottram in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
C. P. Snow (1905–1980) Fictional Characters:
J G Quiggin in A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
  Philip Snowden (1864–1937) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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)[13]
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
  Albert Stanley (1874–1948) Portraits:
1938, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) 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)[13]
  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[17]
Newspaper articles:
Blackout of the Hon. Elizabeth's Wild 20-year-party[15]
Portraits:
1937, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Lois Sturt (1900–1937) Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[18]
British Girl Holds Record as Art Model[25]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[14]
Portraits:
1929, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Napier Sturt (1896–1940) Newspaper articles:
British Girl Holds Record as Art Model[25]
  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[19]
  George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1888–1963) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
  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[8]
Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster[9]
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[8]
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[15]
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
Portraits:
1927, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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
  J. H. Thomas (1874–1949) 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[9]
Portraits:
1940, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
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[7]
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
Newspaper articles:
Young People Take Big Treasure Hunt[18]
  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[18]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[14]
  Violet Trefusis (1894–1972) Fictional Characters:
Lady Montdore in Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford[17]
  Sophie Tucker (1887–1966) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Clarita de Uriburu (1908–1995) Books:
The Book of Beauty of Cecil Beaton[7]
Francis Fortescue Urquhart (1868–1934) Books:
The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and His Friends by Humphrey Carpenter[8]
  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)[13]
  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[7]
  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)[13]
George Ward (1907–1988) Portraits:
Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Georgina Ward (1846–1929) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
Arthur Waugh (1866–1943) 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[8]
  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[8]
Anthony Edward Wolseley Weldon (1902–1971) Portraits:
1930, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (1910–1948) Portraits:
1934, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  Rex Whistler (1905–1944) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Alice White (1904–1983) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Dolly Wilde (1895–1941) Books:
Script Doctors and Vicious Addicts[16]
  Ellen Wilkinson (1891–1947) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  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)[13]
  Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902–1942) Portraits:
1936, Anthony Wysard (1907-1984)[13]
  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[18]
Flaming Youth tries Britain's Patience[22]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[14]
  Frances Wodehouse (1884–1950) Newspaper articles:
Eminent Victorians[21]
  P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
  Elsie de Wolfe (1859–1950) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
  Anna May Wong (1905–1961) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  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[8]
  Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
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[17]
  Elinor Wylie (1885–1928) Books:
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor
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[16]
Newspaper articles:
Mozart Fancy Dress Concert is Picturesque[10]
London Society's Thrilling All-Night Treasure Hunts[14]
  Pamela Wyndham (1871–1928) Books:
The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton[7]
  Joan Yarde-Buller (1908–1997) Newspaper articles:
Showing Aside the Jazz Set in English Society[19]
Amusing Turns Brighten Coming-of-Age Party[12]

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SourcesEdit

  • Taylor, D.J. (2009). Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age. New York: DFarrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0374116830. (U.S edition)
    • Taylor, D.J. (2007). Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918–1940. London: Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0701177543.(British edition)

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