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 ItemsRue's Framed Vincent van Gogh Lithograph
This print is entitled “Cafe Terrace at Night” and it was painted by Vincent van Gogh. We have no idea what this framed print is worth. Rue bought it along with a Latrec lithograph at a gallery in Manhattan, but it is still just a print, right? Although the Latrec print, because it was signed, was recently valued at $6,000, so who knows? Anyway, this piece hung in the rental Rue moved into when she first moved back to Manhattan – she needed some art to cheer the place up and that was why she visited the gallery and bought the two pieces. Later, it went with her to both Manhattan apartments she owned and it hung in the main hallway of her final apartment until her death. The piece measures 32″ x 26.25″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$450 NOW $225Rue's Leopard Lined Hoodie
Didn’t you kind of expect that Rue would have a leopard lined hoodie in her closet? The piece is an “XL” and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$225 NOW $112.50Rue'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.
$275Red 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 $49.50Gold Cowboy Hat [SOLD]
Rue wore this shiny golden cowboy hat in a movie she made in 1998 with Hal Holbrook entitled “Rusty – The Great Rescue.” Whatever fiber the hat is made of, they coated it with something to make it solid. It is lightweight and the wardrobe person sewed in a 1.5″ thick soft band so it is comfortable to wear. It measures 14.5″ in length with the opening being 7.75″. It is 12.75″ wide and stands 5.25″ high. This hat comes with a print of the picture of Rue and Hal from the film and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175Rue's Williams-Sonoma Heavy Porcelain Platter
This heavy porcelain platter of Rue’s is bigger than you might expect from the photos – it is 17″ long, 6.5″ wide, and it has a 1.5″ high rim around it. There seems to be some discoloration from a long ago buffet spread at one of Rue’s parties – it looks like tomato stains – but it might come out, we didn’t try. The piece was made by Williams-Sonoma and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$225 NOW $112.50