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Featured ItemsRue's Original Signed SAG Agency Contract for 1991 - For Television Movies [SOLD]
Did you know Rue made about 70 movies in her lifetime? In fact, many of those made are now shown on the Lifetime Chanel, but that is neither here nor there. Anyway, since she made movies for both theatrical release and for television, she had to execute contracts for each type. This original 8.5″ x 11″ 2-page agreement, with one page being 2-sided, is for movies she made to be shown on television. Like the other agreements Rue entered into as professional actress, since she incorporated herself, she always had to have a “Corporate Rider” to her contracts; this rider basically said as corporate president she was binding herself as the actress to the agreement – weird, eh? Not only did the corporation save Rue a lot of money in taxes and give her a way to write her hair appointments off on her tax returns, but it resulted in her agreements having THREE ORIGINAL SIGNATURES! This original contract with three of Rue’s original signatures comes with an 8″ x 10″ headshot taken during that time period and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50Rue's Big Brass Heart Cuff [SOLD]
This brass and enamel cuff has hearts painted on it and so it made the cut for Valentine’s Day. There is a small chip in the red enamel where Rue took a dive late one night – we’re not talking – but otherwise it is in solid shape. It measures 2.5″ across, but since it is a cuff you can open or close it as you wish. It is almost 2″ high at it’s center point and weighs 1.8 ounces. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$114.14One of Rue's Earliest Framed Doodles
This is one of Rue’s earliest framed “doodles.” She created the piece in California over 30-years ago. It hung on the walls in her various California homes and so it is sun faded, but the design is still clear. The frame measures 22″ x 18″ and the “doodle” is 16″ x 12″. Rue’s early framed “doodle” comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$1,950Five Original Polaroids from Publicity Shoot [SOLD]
Before the days of digital photography and access to an instant image on a camera’s display screen, professional photographers couldn’t see what they shot until the film was developed. God forbid if the film came back and nothing was usable and the whole thing had to be re-shot! So, pros would shoot set-up images using a Polaroid Camera. Everyone would gather around the Polaroids, pass them around, and blah, blah, blah about styling, lighting, hair, makeup, etc… “Shoot some Polaroids” was a phrase heard on every professional set in the world, although I don’t think it happens so much anymore, and less and less with each passing day. Sadly, the vast majority of those one-of-a-kind Polaroid images from countless photo shoots over the decades hit the trashcan – people usually didn’t think of them as anything important or savable at the time. However, our girl Rue ALWAYS tried to snag the Polaroids from her photo shoots. Here is a wonderful set of five from some big budget shoot in the late ’80s or early ’90s. These 25-year old pictures are still in excellent shape and would be perfect for framing. Each one measures 3.25″ x 4.25″, and all five will appear on one Certificate of Authenticity.
$425Rue'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 Carved Maori Box Given To Her By Her Son Mark
Like most mothers, Rue always thought of her son as a little boy. Also, like most mothers, no matter what her son gave to her – crayon drawings, pipe cleaner sculpture, macaroni necklaces, etc… – she adored and kept forever. Sometimes her boy hit the ball out of the park though and gave her something she not only adored as a mother, but also as Rue McClanahan, world class shopper and collector. This vintage carved Maori box with paua shell inserts is just such an item. Rue genuinely loved this piece. When a big earthquake hit the Los Angeles area in the late ’80s, this piece flew off of Rue’s dresser in her adorable Encino house (photo posted) and a little corner of wood popped off. Rue said she looked for that little piece for days but never found it; she figured one of her cats or dogs thought it was a bit of kibble and probably ate it. Nevertheless, she displayed this piece in her various homes for the rest of her life, and when asked its origin, she’d proudly say: “That was a gift from my son.” Rue’s carved Maori box comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
Rue’s Ink and Paper “Doodle” [SOLD]
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