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Featured ItemsRue's Depression Era Footed Mini Pedestal [On Hold]
Rue owned a few mini-display platters, and there was no better feeling than walking into her Manhattan apartment and seeing one of them out on the sideboard or on the kitchen counter with a little treat waiting for you. Rue loved to bake and I can’t tell you the number of cupcakes that waited for me on this little platter over the years. This small piece is ideal for that single cupcake or a slice of warm banana bread, a wedge of cake, etc…. It measures 5.75″ across and stands 1.5″ high. It appears to be cut glass with a silver plated base. Rue’s Depression Era mini-display platter comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275Rue's Bathroom Keychain From Production of "Oklahoma!" [On Hold]
Every production has a different budget, and that budget will determine the quality of the cast and crew perks. As opposed to the Tiffany & Co. engraved sterling silver keychain Rue received for “Six Dance Lessons…” – posted above – when she did a production of “Oklahoma!” she received a plastic keychain with the name of the character she was playing on it. Rue attached a elastic band to be worn around one’s wrist and then attached the bathroom key to it so she wouldn’t loose it or forget it inside. She even wrote a note on the back to warn people looking for a memento of their own not to take it! Rue’s “Aunt Eller” keychain comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50An Early "Doodle" From Rue's Collection [On Hold]
This is a very early “doodle” from Rue’s collection. You can see many of the design features and shapes that she would use over and over throughout the years in this early piece, and there is a definite joy to the drawing that remained constant all the way through her “doodling” career. This original drawing is 9″ x 12″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$950 NOW $475Rue's Red Velvet Lounging Pajamas [On Hold]
These red velvet lounging pajamas are over-the-top! How glamorous can anyone be? It is almost required that one walks around carrying a martini in an up glass when you wear something like this! We suspect Rue wore these in a theatrical production because the draw string was pulled out and an elastic waistband sewn in, which is usually what a costumer will do to facilitate the quick changes needed on the stage. The two-piece outfit was made by “The Pajamagram Company” and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275 NOW $137.50Rue's Framed Apache Wedding Blessing [On Hold]
This is a beautifully framed “Apache Wedding Blessing” that was written out by the calligrapher and artist Sherrie Lovler back in 1997. She also drew Native American designed drawings around the edge of the piece. Someone presented Rue with a framed copy of the blessing for her sixth wedding. Although the marriage broke up, Rue kept the blessing up on her bedroom wall because she loved the sentiments it expresses. The piece measures 12″ x 15″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue. We would write that this would make a perfect wedding gift except that Rue had six failed marriages and we don’t know if that would jinx the union or not!
$250 NOW $125Gift from Bea Arthur [SOLD]
This is a very difficult piece to let go of because it was one of Rue’s prized possessions, but Rue’s son intends to follow his Mother’s final wishes and make ALL of her personal property available to her fans – except family items of sentimental value that he selected. Bea Arthur had this sterling silver and 14kt gold pin custom made for her friend Rue McClanahan way back during the “Maude” years. Both their friendship and their working relationship continued for many more years – the friendship until Bea died, in fact – and there were many more gifts exchanged during that time, but Rue said this was the one she cherished most. There was something about a talented, professional like Bea recognizing and setting down in silver and gold that she thought Rue was a star that really touched Rue’s heart. The pin measures 1″ x 1.5″. We’ll include prints of some of Rue’s personal photos showing the two ladies together and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
“Blanche’s” Silk Jacket from “Once, In St. Olaf” Episode [SOLD]
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