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Featured ItemsRue's Signed Cast Photo From "Mama's Family"
You never know what treasures can be found in the files of Rue McClanahan, and that is why EVERYTHING needs to be gone through with a fine-toothed comb. When we first started sorting though all of Rue’s file boxes and file cabinets, it looked like an endless job and it was challenging to keep going after the first thousand or so sheets of paper. However, whenever we would come across a file like this it would motivate us to keep going. Can you believe what was just sitting inside this old manila file folder?! It is an original 8″ x 10″ publicity still from “Mama’s Family” signed by the cast. Rue owned another one of these, which she kept framed and displayed in her office, but we had no idea she had a back up buried in her files! Carol Burnett’s signature is not there, but everyone else signed. Perhaps Ms. Burnett was absent the day Rue obtain all the signatures. Rue and Ms. Burnett got along beautifully, and she certainly would have signed the still for Rue, but Vicki Lawrence and Ms. Burnett, well, maybe there was a reason Ms. Burnett was avoiding the set. Anyway…Rue’s original, signed publicity shot from “Mama’s Family” comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$1,500 NOW $750Metal and Enamel Heart Pin [SOLD]
This 1.25″ top to bottom, and the same across, enameled pin in marked “mfa” on the back. Museum of Fine Art? Masters in Fine Art? We have no idea, but we think it is a cool pin all the same. It weighs .4 ounces and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$114.14 NOW $57.07Original Signed 8" x 10" Head Shot [SOLD]
When Rue signed head shots, if she didn’t like the way her signature turned out, she’d shove it in a drawer, or a book, a magazine, a script, under a couch cushion, etc… We thought we had found the last of them, but we recently came across a couple more in a box of office supplies. Here is one of them. We think the signature looks great, but perhaps she didn’t like all the squiggles she put around her name. Anyway, here it is, one of the last 8″ x 10″ original signed head shots we have. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
$275Rue's Mini Avon Breast Cancer Awareness Pin
I think I’ve told you this story before: I remember when Rue told me about her battle with breast cancer. It was a beautiful spring evening and we were riding in the back of a limousine through Central Park. She told me about the fear when she was first told the news, how she almost fainted, and about the horrors of treatment. However, the story had a happy ending because Rue McClanahan beat breast cancer and was alive to sit in the back of that limo with me and enjoy the gorgeous spring foliage in Central Park. Rue gave a lot of herself to support breast cancer awareness, early diagnosis, and support for the victims of the wretched disease. This is a mini-pin that Rue used to wear on her lapel. The pink ribbon was made by Avon and it measures one inch long. Rue’s breast cancer awareness pin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50Rue's Peter Max Hat
Part of Rue’s job involved showing up at big network events, so she hit the red carpet for the CBS 75th Birthday Celebration held in New York City in the early 2000s. One of the gifts presented to the celebrities that attended was this special piece of memorabilia – a hat designed by the world-famous artist Peter Max. Rue’s Peter Max hat comes with prints of the photos posted – Rue with Peter Max in his studio, and one of her on the red carpet from the night of the party – and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$375 NOW $187.50Rue'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.
Rue’s Rhinestone Frog Earrings [SOLD]
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