Date(s) - 04/13/2017
Lipstick Brigade tells the dynamic, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of Washington’s World War II “Government Girls,” recruited from every corner of the nation to staff the offices of America’s central command post. Many government girls lived in Arlington at Arlington Farms a temporary housing complex for female civil servants. Sometimes called white-collar Rosie the Riveters, this clerical corps over 100,000 strong became federal stenographers, typists, code breakers, analysts, and spies.
Filled with firsthand accounts and extensive primary research, Lipstick Brigade brings World War II-era Washington to life. The adventures of young, single women working in the big city have captured the public’s imagination. Lipstick Brigade explores the captivating, surprising, and often moving stories of how these real-life adventurers confronted the challenges of war and transformed the usually sedate capital into a rollicking boomtown.
Cindy Gueli is an author and media professional who worked as a consultant on Showtime’s The Untold History of The United States, a reporter and producer for Associated Press Television News, VH1, and A&E, and host of the web series “Scandalous Washington.” She has written and lectured widely on American social, cultural, and pop culture history. She received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Communications and master’s and doctorate degrees in History from American University.
Copies of her book will be available for purchase and the author will be signing books for attendees.
Parking for Reinsch Library: Marymount University provides free parking. Attendees should enter at the library gate on 26th Street, North and park in the garage at the bottom of the incline to the left. Handicapped parking is just inside the gate to the right. Attendees can also enter the main entrance gate (located at 2807 N. Glebe Road) and park in the main lot in front of the stone Lodge building. The Security Station at the main entrance can help direct where to park and how to walk to the library from there.
Directions: Detailed directions to Marymount’s Main Campus can be found here: http://www.marymount.edu/Home/Contact-us/Locate-us
Public Transportation: A free Marymount shuttle bus is available from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines). The University is also accessible via Metro bus routes 23A and 23T; exit at the N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive stop.