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Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s Sept. 29

September 1, 2020

Join historian and author of Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s Kimberly Truhler for a dive into the dark side of forties style and a celebration of the film noir genre's most influential films and stars. September 29, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm. Register here.


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In 1941, Hollywood turned down a dark alley and began to explore stories of vice, corruption, and murder. Pictures featured tough leading men and mysterious women who were often very good at being bad. While navigating the impact of the Production Code and World War II, studio costume designers defined the style of the decade's crime thrillers and murder dramas, which would collectively become known as film noir. They transformed Hollywood's leading ladies into intrigantes and femme fatales - women who would do anything to get what they want.

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe (Photo by: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe

The actors in film noir, led by Humphrey Bogart, set style standards for America in the way they wore suits, fedoras, and trench coats. And oh, the women - whether good or bad, they captured the imagination of the country and immediately began influencing fashion. Film noir made stars of young actresses like Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney, and Marilyn Monroe and magnified the careers of Rita Hayworth, Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Greer, and Gloria Swanson. In all cases, costume design proved vital to their success.


Kimberly Truhler is an author, guest speaker, and host of a screening series on the History of Fashion in Film. She has been an adjunct professor and expert for companies like Turner Classic Movies, BBC Worldwide, Christie's auction house, and Elle magazine, and was featured in CNN's 2019 docu-series American Style.


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This program will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive additional details upon registration.

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Amazon Go Grocery Coming to DC

August 12, 2020

Amazon is planning to open cashier-less “Go” grocery stores in Washington D.C. as part of a broader grocery expansion, according to The Seattle Times.


Since acquiring Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon has expanded the chain’s online order business and Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service has been very popular during the pandemic.


Shoppers at Amazon Go Grocery stores enter by scanning a smartphone app. Overhead cameras and sensors track everything put into a shopping cart, so no need for scanning and paying during checkout.


Items are then charged to a shopper’s Amazon account shortly after they leave the store.


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Rose Park Farmers Market Every Wednesday

July 2, 2020

Join your neighbors at Rose Park Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 26th & O Streets in Georgetown for fresh produce, artisan bread, fresh Maine lobster, and more. 



For Lobster Maine-ia Wednesday Pick Up at Rose Park Farmers Market:



Visit Lobster Maine-ia to view the fresh seafood selection.

Send your order in an email to Nick at

“Rose Park Market Pickup” will be the the email-subject.

Specify EXACTLY the size of fish you would like and your name in the body!

We will send you an email invoice Wednesday morning. You can pay it and then when you come to the market they have runners so you do not need to get out of your car if you do not want to come into the market. Otherwise come into the market and pick up at our tent!

Cut off Tuesday Midnight.


Interested in becoming a vendor or have questions?
Please e-mail our market manager Allister Chang at

The RPFM team is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as it continues to develop. We have received approval from the city to operate with physical-distancing requirements. See Safetey Protocol below for details. Click to view documentation for continued market operation for the season.


The RPFM is brought to you by the Friends of Rose Park, a non-profit organization. We invite you to help us by making a tax-deductible donation, or by signing up to volunteer at the Farmers Market.


Safety Protocol

Following Mayor’s Order 2020-058 and other guidance from DC government, the RPFM is operating with the following requirements.


All customers must:

  • Wear a mask or mouth covering;
  • Only send one family member from each household to the market;
  • Leave pets at home;
  • Keep proper distance from food displays and surfaces and follow social distance requirements;
  • Avoid entering if they are exhibiting a symptom of any transmissible infectious disease such as a cough, fever, and running nose or have a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis;
  • Maintain six (6) feet of distance from each other person;
  • Cough or sneeze away from other people and into a tissue or one’s elbow or sleeve and immediately dispose of the tissue in a safe manner;
  • Not shake hands or engage in any other unnecessary physical contact;

Vendors have agreed to follow Mayor’s Order 2020-058, including to:

  • Limit operations to only allow “grab and go” type purchasing;
  • Place all products behind a rope, table, or other barrier and prohibit customers from touching products before purchase;
  • Not accept cash payments; and
  • Eliminate all on-site food preparation.

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