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Featured ItemsSix of Rue's Lipsticks [SOLD]
Rue has lots and lots of makeup. Although she preferred to have a professional do hers for her – as long as they were quick about it – she wasn’t afraid to do it herself. One of her classic Rue McClanahan signatures involved applying a fresh coat of whatever tube of lipstick was handy – and she had lipsticks all over the house – and then kissing whatever she was signing. In fact, since she’d suffered a stroke and her right arm was weak, she signed the separation agreement from her final husband with lipstick and her lips. We’ll include a copy of one of her lipstick signatures with these six tubes of her lipstick and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$125Rue's Dream Catcher
As many of you already know, Rue McClanahan had some American Indian blood in her veins; Rue was a proud, card-carrying member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. It should comes as no surprise then that she had a dream catcher in her Manhattan apartment. Legend has it that this device catches all the negative or toxic dreams while you sleep, much like a spider’s web catches all that tries to pass through it, and then in the morning they disappear. This leaves only positive and good dreams to fill your nights. Of course, Rue really didn’t need a dream catcher since all she ever seemed to dream about was MEN! Rue’s dream catcher measures 7.5″ wide and is 1.25″ thick. We think Rue actually sewed the red fabric on the back of this handmade work of art, probably to make the beads and web stand out more. Rue’s dream catcher comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275Rue's Hat From Bay Street Theatre
In 1998, Rue went to Sag Harbor and did a show at the Bay Street Theatre. It was entitled “House,” directed by Joe Mantello, and co-starred Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason. Rue was given this hat by the Theatre manager and she wore it for years after. In fact, she wore it to an anti-veal event and attached the pin you see in the photos. This is a nice hat with solid construction and even a leather strap. Rue’s Bay Street Theatre cap comes with her anti-veal pin still attached and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50Rue's Vintage Beaded Necklace
We don’t know where Rue got this necklace. She visited many reservations over the years and used to purchase a lot of Native American arts and crafts, so perhaps that was where she got it. Or, one of her little nieces could have made it for her. We really have no clue, but it sure is cute, and well made whoever did it. The necklace measures 25″ long and the little medallion is 1.75″ x .5″. Rue’s beaded necklace comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50Rue's Heavily Annotated Copy of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Rue McClanahan played a very famous “Blanche” before the “Blanche” we all know her for; she was “Blanche DuBois” in a production of the Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named Desire” at The Pasadena Playhouse way back in the 1950s. She later said that “Blanche” was part of the inspiration she used as the “Blanche” on “The Golden Girls.” This is Rue’s original, heavily annotated play from that performance. Rue wrote EVERYTHING about her performance in this volume: stage instructions, prop locations, motivations, emotions her character would be feeling. If you study acting, this is a glimpse into a master’s process. In addition to a poignant note handwritten by the director, this ultra-rare and exciting piece even has one of Rue’s first little margin “doodles” in the corner of a page with the silly phrase that Rue sometimes said under her breath when exasperated with something or someone – “pish tosh” – written inside. Rue’s copy of a famous play she starred in over 60-years ago comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$750 NOW $375LAST COPY - 2013 "The Men of Blanche's Boudoir" Collection of Photos Calendar [SOLD]
In Season 2, Episode 11 of “The Golden Girls” – “T’was the Nightmare Before Christmas” – Blanche gave the girls a special calendar. You can watch the iconic scene by pasteing this link in your search box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FHFAdFPERY. Although Rue owned one of the three originals – and no one knows if the other two even exist anymore – and we’ve listed the original on this site for sale, fans have repeated requested a more affordable version. So, we’ve come up with a special 2013 calender that has a copy of the original cover on the front and a miniature of it on each month’s display page. In an outtake version of the scene, you can see the surprise when the actresses found pictures of the crew in various… um… compromising positions inside the mock-up (This calendar IS NOT FOR CHILDREN; although there is no nudity, there are some very… um… “adult-themed” photos inside). We include copies of those original crew photos from each month’s page and then added a childhood picture of Rue and an adult picture of her. We’re calling this version the “Collection of Photos” version. This is the perfect gift for “The Golden Girls” fan in your life, even if that person is you!
Red Leather Bracelet [SOLD]
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