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Featured ItemsSix Hard and Eight Softcover Books from Rue's Collection
Rue loved to read and she owned a room full of books. Each of the books in this collection of 14 titles will have a printed bookplate on the inside indicating the following: “From the Private Library of Rue McClanahan.” In addition to gorgeous coffee table books about film directors and character actors, there is a real gem in this group entitled: “Ferhoodled English – A collection of quaintly amusing expressions heard among the Pennsylvania Dutch Folks.” This is just the type of book Rue loved. She’d read aloud and we’d almost pee ourselves because we’d be laughing so hard. Also, there is this “Aloneness” self help workbook that one of her husbands starting completing that makes for some interesting reading. NOTE – This is NOT for publication. All of the books will appear on one Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
(We’ll pay shipping for US residents because we can use Media Mail, but out of Country must pay shipping – books are HEAVY! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll create a shipping button for you if you reside outside the United States.)
$275Rue'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 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 $375Original Photograph From Charity Campaign Rue Did With A Dear Friend
Can you believe that “dear friend” that Rue did this charity campaign with is Estelle Getty?! It doesn’t even look like her, does it? The hair and makeup team on “The Golden Girls” really did a great job making Estelle Getty look older than she really was. There is a rumor that has been circulating for decades that Estelle was the YOUNGEST one of “The Golden Girls,” but that is not true. In fact, Rue was the youngest of all the women, but 12 years, but Estelle WAS two months younger than Bea Arthur, who played her daughter “Dorothy,” so Rue always suspected that was how the rumor started. Trust me though, Rue was ALWAYS quick to correct people on that one! Anyway, here is an original 5″ x 7″ photograph that Rue owned from a charitable photo campaign she and Estelle did together. Those two really adored each other – all the girls loved Estelle – and you can see it in this photo, and you can see it in the final photo taken of the two of them together right before Estelle passed away; their’s was a friendship that lasted until the end. There were a few portraits with wardrobe and animal changes from this shoot, but this was the one used in the campaign. Rue’s original photograph with Estelle Getty comes with prints of the other photos posted a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$675Rue's Carnival Glass Plate
We tried shooting this plate at all sorts of angles to show the iridescent quality, but you still can’t see it. When you look at this piece and move it in your hands, rainbows appear across the surface. I guess it is just something you need to see in person because it simply will not allow capture with the camera. Rue’s rainbow plate measures 7.75″ across and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$125Elaine Stritch Signed Playbill To Rue
Elaine Stritch was a big Broadway star with a STRONG personality. Rue had the utmost respect for her talent and was a big fan of Ms. Stritch’s one-woman show – “Elaine Stritch At Liberty.” This is Rue’s Playbill from the show that Elaine Stritch signed to her. It reads: “To Rue love & peace Elaine Stritch.” The piece will come with prints of the photos showing Rue and Elaine together and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$475 NOW $237.50
Rue’s Pink Crystal Heart [SOLD]
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