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Featured ItemsRue's $1.69 Notebook That We Have Priced at $2,500 (WHAT!?)
We found this old notebook in a stack of Rue’s papers at the bottom of one of her file cabinets in the home office of her Manhattan apartment. The first thing we noticed is the coffee splatter marks on the cover and that let us know it was DEFINITELY Rue McClanahan’s! Before the old notebook hit the trashcan someone opened it up and just look at what was discovered – it is a treasure chest with over half a dozen of Rue’s “doodles” inside. If we had to assign levels to Rue’s “doodles” we’d have to say this notebook has a couple minor ones, a couple more that are pretty good examples of her work, and three that are unquestionably MAJOR! All the “doodles” are worthy of framing, even some of the little sketches in pencil, but that will be up to you. We were going to break the thing up and do the framing ourselves, but we decided to keep the piece intact, just as we found it. Rue’s “doodle” notebook comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$2,500 NOW $1,250Rue's "Magnolia" Tunic
Here is another piece Rue owned that was made by her dear friend Grace Martin. Rue had to alter the piece slightly by sewing the center, cleavage-closing fabric into the bodice after a wardrobe malfunction left her…ahem….exposed. The silk is gorgeous. The piece is kind of a one-size-fits-all tunic and there is a label sewn in that reads: “It’s A Magnolia by Grace Martin.” Rue’s print silk tunic comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50Rue's Marker Wheel She Used To Create Her Doodles
Rue kept this large marker wheel right next to her desk in the home office of her Manhattan apartment. She bought the set at an art store down the street from her apartment and used it from the early 2000s until the end of her life; all of the “doodles” she created during that period were done with this set. She had other markers, as you can see in the initial inventory shot of all of her markers taken on her kitchen counter, but this was the she she kept open next to her desk and used every day. There are supposed to be 100 markers but the set is missing 11 of them. We are certain they still exist – at least most of them; some could have fallen into her office trash can by accident – and we’ll send them your way as they turn up in other boxes or crates. Rue’s marker wheel that she used to create her “doodles” comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275Rue's Cat-Peeking-Over-Shelf Piece
We always look for pictures of Rue with the items that we post, and we were thrilled when we found this little cat statue in PERFECT photographs because the cat is peeking in on the edge or at the top of the frame. What a hoot! The porcelain piece measures 9.5″ deep, it is 4.25″ wide and 4.5″ high. Rue’s peeking cat comes with prints of the photos posted and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$375Rue's Red Velvet Lounging Pajamas
These red velvet lounging pajamas are over-the-top! How glamorous can anyone be? It is almost required that one walks around carrying a martini in an up glass when you wear something like this! We suspect Rue wore these in a theatrical production because the draw string was pulled out and an elastic waistband sewn in, which is usually what a costumer will do to facilitate the quick changes needed on the stage. The two-piece outfit was made by “The Pajamagram Company” and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275 NOW $137.50Rue's Suggestive Thumbtack Holder
First of all, only Rue McClanahan would keep her thumbtacks in such a beautiful wooden box. Second, only Rue McClanahan would own a thumbtack holder that could be called “suggestive.” Keep in mind, Rue was never overtly sexual or in any way crass or vulgar – Betty White, on the other hand… but that is another story. Anyway, Rue kept this box of thumbtacks in her office – she was always pinning something or another up on the bulletin board behind her desk – and whenever she would ask for someone to hand her a thumbtack and let them know they were in the box, as soon as they would pull the drawer open she would casually remark: “Isn’t that an interesting box? It always reminds me of something, but for the life of me I don’t know what.” It never failed to make us all roar with laughter. Yes, we all are 12-year olds at heart! Rue’s suggestive thumbtack box comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
Rue’s Vintage Bunch of Grapes Earrings [SOLD]
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