Flapper party girl looking for fun and adventure.
Born Alice Grew Morgan, the middle child of JP Morgan Jr and Jane Norton Grew, their oldest daughter. Two older brothers and two younger sisters. Raised in an Episcopalian household with a germophobe mother. During a round of typhoid fever in her teens, her mother sent her away, under another name, to a sanitarium out of fear. Despite recovering from the illness, her parents left her there.
Her father’s youngest sister rescued her from her incarceration as soon as she found out. Anne Morgan, an outspoken activist, advocated for her niece’s future. She was sent away to college. First to Vassar, then to Barnard, and finally to Bryn Mawr. The freedom of college life was such a change from the asylum that she struggled to find her direction in life. As a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, she found many friends. The lack of boundaries led to borrowing vehicles for late night bootlegging runs, frequent speakeasy appearances and lots of dancing in jazz clubs. Time spent with Anne’s circle of friends, including Cole Porter and Salvador Dali.
Her escapades invited publicity that appalled her immediate family. With his strong dislike of publicity, JP disowned his daughter. Under pressure from his sister, he relented enough to put a trust into her name as long as Alice no longer used the Morgan name. The story of her demise from typhoid fever was put out to explain her absence.