Art: Modern Archaist

Meraud Guinness (pronounced Merode Ginnis) was the eldest beautiful daughter of the beautiful Mrs. Benjamin Guinness of New York and London. At the celebrated ball given by the Guinnesses for their servants in 1926 at their town house in London, Meraud and her sister, Tanis, entertained with songs & sketches. They and their innumerable cousins of the rich and fecund Guinness family (brewing) were chief among the Bright Young People whom Evelyn Waugh parodied in Vile Bodies. One of their inventions was the Treasure Hunt—a fad which began by perturbing nocturnal London, traveled to the high schools of the Far West,...

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