In the early ’50′s, after her sophomore year in college, Rue joined The Jatoma Players in Alpena, Michigan for summer stock. It was there that she met the man who would later claim her virginity in NYC, and later still would become her second husband! She also found time to play Kate in William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew;” a role she thoroughly enjoyed and remembered fondly for the rest of her life. In addition to having written her name on the front when she was still Eddi Rue, Rue’s original 7.25″ x 9.75″ script has her handwritten notes about various entrances and exits. It comes with 4″ x 6″ copies of four snaps shots she kept from the show and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
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Featured ItemsRed Hard Stone Clip On Earrings [SOLD]
The perfect color for Valentine’s Day. Rue’s red stone earrings measure 1″ long by about 7/8″ wide. They weigh .7 ounces and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$99 NOW $49.50Elaine 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 $237.50Cheap Plastic Heart from a 1985 Hallmark Valentine's Day Card (With a Surprise!) [SOLD]
Rue hung onto this cheap plastic heart for over 25 years! It came inside of a Hallmark Valentine’s Day card and survived in her jewelry box from 1985 until her death in 2010. Here is the surprise. We were looking through old pictures and found a shot of her from Valentine’s Day in 1985 and look what is stuck on her sleeve. Can you believe it? We actually have a photograph of her wearing this thing! We’ll send this item with a 4″ x 6″ print of the picture and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue. This has to be the deal of the century!
$14.14Silk Floral Arrangement (And a Story!)
Rue had a new boyfriend at the time of her death. She had already been married six times, had had recent open heart surgery, was recovering from a stroke, and STILL she was like a giggly teenage girl wanting nothing more than to talk about her new man! Her new man sent her three silk floral arrangements. She is posing with her suitor’s photograph and one of the arrangements in the photo taken in her home office posted here, her handyman Julio accidentally smashed the second one – THAT WAS A TENSE DAY AT CASA RUE! – and here is the third. To write that these arrangements were Rue’s prized possessions at the end of her life is an understatement. See the little stuffed dog she is pressing to her cheek in the other photo posted? That was sent to her by her new guy, too, and you can see how important it is to her by the way she is holding it. The gentleman courting Rue was having a birthday the month after her death, his 85th. Rue had already lovingly signed 30 birthday cards to him so he would receive one each day for a full month leading up to his birthday, and she had inscribed one of her gorgeous “doodles” to him for that special day. Just so you know, we sent one of those cards to Rue’s intended each day for those 30 days, and then we sent Rue’s signed doodle to him so it arrived on his birthday. We know that was what Rue would have wanted. Although he was heartbroken at the lose of his “girl,” he was so grateful for the expression of her love for him. Isn’t that romantic? This piece measures 11″ x 11″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275Rue's Set of Four Balsa Wood Ornaments
We couldn’t bring ourselves to break up Rue’s set of four handmade balsa wood ornaments, so we’re selling all four together. These are individually beautiful pieces and don’t necessarily imply Christmas, so they could be hung out on anything year around as art. The pieces measure between 2.25″ and 2.75″ across and they will all appear on one Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$225 NOW $112.50Rue'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 $137.50