known by name as a fabulously wealthy American girl to Cardinal Vitori and Queen Margherita and more subtle celebrities that one must have had some culture even to have heard of.
I was able to find Queen Margherita - Margherita of Savoy. The same time period as described in the novel.
But for Cardinal Vitori I was only able to google Loreto Vittori, who was an Italian castrato and composer and not a Cardinal and lived far before 1920s.
Was it a fictional character thought up by F. Scott Fitzgerald?