Society & Culture:History
Episode 7: Elizabeth Ponsonby and The Bright Young People.
Welcome to episode 7 of the show. Here, we talk about Elizabeth Ponsonby, one of the main characters of the so called Bright Young People of the Roaring 1920s. As the Jazz Age exploded, a set of young socialites issued in a short-lived era of 24 hour partying, drinking, drug-taking and gilded fun. This group of aristocrats, adventurers and bohemian artists lived large and provided the tabloid press of the day with a stream of outrageous gossip and photographs and fabricated "youth culture." But, as the second world war loomed, reality set in for most of these people, with Elizabeth being a notable exception.
Music by Stefan Kartenburg, featuring Dimitri Artmenko on strings, and it's from dig.ccMixter.
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