Five individuals who had been painted or were in close contact with de László were interviewed thus providing a unique first hand account of the artist and his life.
Mrs John H. Walford, née Diana Myrtle Ralli (1918-2001) – Painted age four in 1922, memories of the artist’s studio and sitting for her portrait.
Lady Elizabeth Basset, née Lady Elizabeth Legge (1908-2000) – Painted in 1931
Sir Alexander Glen (1912-2004) – Industrialist and Arctic explorer. John de Laszlo was a close friend and accompanied him on the 1933 Oxford University expedition to Spitsbergen on the Svalbard archipelago.
Philip German-Ribon (1912-2017) – Friend of John de Laszlo, youngest son of the artist. He describes visits to the house and studio in the 1930s.
Marit Aschan (1919-2004) – Granddaughter of Howard Guinness, brother of Lucy. Her sister Helga was painted in 1922 and 1934.