Rue’s Original Signed Smallpox Vaccination Documents From London in 1970 [SOLD]

When we’ve written that Rue McClanahan saved everything, we mean SHE SAVED EVERYTHING! Did you know that the World Health Organization started a Smallpox Eradication Campaign in 1967? Neither did we. Did you know that in 1970 England was still considered a smallpox hot zone that required smallpox vaccination for International travelers? Neither did we, and apparently neither did Rue. She went to England in 1970 to perform in “The Raree Show” – that is a photo of the original poster from the show, which Rue had framed and hung in her Manhattan apartment; and a photo of Rue with the other actors on the road, literally, during that British tour – and she hadn’t been vaccinated for smallpox, so she had it done in London. Being Rue, she hung on to the receipt and the proof of vaccination for the next 40-years, even though smallpox was found to be totally eradicated by the late 1970s. This receipt and immunization booklet both contain Rue’s original signature – what an interesting way to obtain and display her autograph, right? Rue’s smallpox vaccination documents come with prints of the photos shown and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.


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