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Featured ItemsRue's Wooden Frog Instrument
Rue loved nothing more than a musical evening with people playing piano and other instruments and singing together while everyone gradually got totally blasted. Oh, wait, we didn’t mean “blasted” necessarily, but you understand. Many of her friends had real talent, too, and could sing like angels and play like virtuoso. Some of her friends however, ahem, like me, could NOT sing a note or play anything, and so she kept percussion instruments around. That way we could be a part of the fun. This carved wooden frog was kept near or on top of Rue’s piano so it was always available to hand to the dork in the corner who couldn’t sing or play. The piece measures 5.5″ tail to nose and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
(By the way, it makes a really cool sound, too, when you slide that wooden stick up and down the frogs back!)
$475Original Photograph With Significant Hollywood Connection
Rue was made the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood in the ’90s. Don’t you just love the enthusiasm and joy of the women near her? Anyway, the photographer who took the photo was George Hurrell’s last assistant, the photographer Richard Settle. Hurrell was the biggest Hollywood glamour photographer in history, and his long term assistant is an amazing photographer in his own right. We know for a fact that this photograph is “important” because it is an original print of Rue McClanahan that was personally owned by her, but we suspect it is “IMPORTANT” on a completely different level due to the historical significance of the man who shot the photo. Only time will tell…. Rue’s original photograph from the day she became Honorary Mayor comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$575Rue's Carved Elephant Family
Rue grew up at a time when to be a “family” meant there was a husband, a wife, and at least one child. It took her many years and many marriages to give up on that fantasy and expand on her definition of what a family could be. Rue created a loving and supportive “chosen family” around her in the end; just like the girls did on “The Golden Girls.” Yet, she still would display the idea of the classic family she was hard-wired to believe in in various forms around her home. This little carved elephant group was one of those displays. The three pieces range in size from 2.25″ x 2.25″ inches for the “daddy” down to 1.75″ x 2″ for the “baby.” Rue’s carved wood elephant family comes with a Certificate of Authenticity form Estate of Rue.
$375Rue Made Faux Fur Hat
Rue made this hat using a fluffy faux fur. The piece is lined with what appears to be off-white flannel. It is a fun piece that requires a certain character to pull off. Most of us look like a Cossack when we put it on, or like we ought to be leading a marching band, but somehow Rue always looked regal in the piece, like Joan Collins, and that is a talent! Rue’s fluffy faux fur hat comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$225 NOW $112.50Deep Red Garnet [SOLD]
Every gal ought to have a little faux alligator case filled with loose gemstones like Rue did. She bought fine stones whenever she came across them and then would have them set in custom pieces over the years. Here is one of her deep red garnets; the perfect rock to buy someone special (or yourself – your special!) and maybe have made into a piece you design some day. It measures 7/16″ long by just over .25″ wide. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$99Rue'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 $87.50
Rue’s Pink Crystal Heart [SOLD]
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