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Featured ItemsSetof Polaroids From Rue's Madame Role
We aren’t sure, but we think these Polaroids are from a movie Rue made in 1995 entitled “Blackbird Hall.” We know the Polaroids are from a movie she made when she was playing a madame, but we can’t find anything about the movie online to confirm that it is the correct film. Anyway, the Polaroids are fabulous, right? We also found a few stills from the production and we’ll include prints of those. Rue’s three original Polaroids will appear on one Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$225 NOW $112.50Rue's Kenneth Jay Lane Vintage Polka Dot Clips
Kenneth Lane is a very well known jewelry designer and his pieces are worn by the rich and famous all over the world – even Audrey Hepburn wore Kenneth Lane earrings, and you can’t get much more glamorous than Ms. Hepburn! Rue adored his earrings and she owned several pair. These vintage polka dot bow clips are Kenneth Lane originals and Rue owned a black pair and a white pair. We already posted and sold the light colored ones, so this is Rue’s last pair of Kenneth Lane bow earrings. The clips measure a full 2″ across and are 1.25″ at their widest. Rue’s bow clips come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$325 NOW $162.50Original Photographs Given To Rue By Brad Davis From "Midnight Express"
Rue adored the late actor Brad Davis, and from all accounts the feeling was mutual. Rue and Mr. Davis did theatre together in New York City in the ’70s, and then Mr. Davis lived at Rue’s home when he first moved out to California. Not only did Rue love him personally, but she considered him one of the finest young actors of his generation. Brad Davis starred in the powerful movie “Midnight Express” – if you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend you stop reading this and add it to your Netflix queue immediately! – and he gifted Rue these original stills from the production. The photographs measure 10″ x 6-6.75″. We are including an original 4.5″ x 3.5″ snapshot from Rue’s personal photo collection of the two of them and others at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978. We’ll also include prints of the two photos of Rue and Brad showing them on stage together in New York City and in Rue’s garden in California. This mini photo collection will appear on one Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$650 NOW $325Rue's Sexy Heart Anklet [SOLD]
Although we don’t think this is made of any “precious metal,” it is still precious because Rue owned and wore it on her tiny ankle. The chain is 9″ long and the little heart is about .25″ across. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$41.14Rue's "Nunsense 2" Cast and Crew Jacket [SOLD]
Remember when Rue and Betty played nuns on that hurricane episode of “The Golden Girls?” Well, turns out it was good practice for later years when Rue would play a nun in many “Nunsense” productions – and if you haven’t seen them they are hilarious. She loved working with the show’s creator, Danny Goggin, and was always willing to say ‘yes’ when he called for the next sequel. We found Rue’s “Nunsense 2″ coat in the hall closet of her Manhattan apartment and there was a terrible error on it. Monogramed on the front was “The Reu” instead of “The Rue!” I was so embarrassed for Mr. Goggin, I mean, he runs such a professional organization I couldn’t believe they would make such a silly mistake. I called him to ask what the heck had happened – he just returned from a production of “Nunsense” at the Muny in St. Louis for over 5,000 people, so I’m sure he really wanted to hear me calling to complain about monograming – and he said, “Um, it isn’t “The Reu” it is “The Rev,” with a v, because she played the Reverend Mother and everyone called her “The Rev.” Why isn’t there a reverse button in real life? So, here is Rue’s coat and I am still a dork! Comes with prints of the photos shown, one of Rue’s copies of the DVD, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
$275Rue's Prom Dress from 1949 (No kidding, she NEVER threw anything out!)
After Rue passed, we found this flat blue bag in a storage shed in the yard of her Manhattan apartment. We popped the bag and hung the enclosed dress out to air in the yard. The thing kept growing until it was several feet across. Rue’s sister, Dr. McClanahan (what were they feeding those girls in Oklahoma?), identified the gown as Rue’s prom dress from 1949. She recalled the shopping trip to Oklahoma City to purchase the item, and even how much it cost – $200, which is the equivalent of $1,960 when adjusted for inflation. There are these little sparkly stones sewn all over the skirt and this dramatic trailing scarf; it looks like the exact dress “Blanche” would’ve worn to her prom. Rue’s waist was so tiny at the time that even unzipped we couldn’t get this dress over the mannequin’s shoulders or hips, we had to take it apart. As you can see, Rue wore the gown more than once because that is her wearing it years later at a college formal. This amazing find comes with 8″ x 10″ prints of the photos shown and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
Rue’s Assorted Metal Bracelet [SOLD]
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