Rue’s Home Office

Black and White Original Cardboard Mounted Rue Portrait From 1967

Rue owned two of these blow ups from a 1967 portrait shot by Jacques Cartier; he was the founder of The Hartford Stage Company where she performed for a season. We already posted the framed one that hung in Rue’s home office – you can see that one in the photos posted – but...

Formal Portrait of Rue, Her Little Sister, and Mother

This formal portrait was taken of Rue, her little sister Melinda, and her mother back in 1944. Rue told me that her grandmother made their matching dresses; obviously that is where both Rue and her sister got their sewing talent, because those dresses are beautiful. Although people are always...

Original Photographs Given To Rue By Brad Davis From "Midnight Express"

Rue adored the late actor Brad Davis, and from all accounts the feeling was mutual. Rue and Mr. Davis did theatre together in New York City in the ’70s, and then Mr. Davis lived at Rue’s home when he first moved out to California. Not only did Rue love him personally, but she...

Rue'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...

Trash Basket From Rue's Home Office

You can see this trash basket on the floor of the home office in Rue’s Manhattan apartment next to Rue and her bestie, Sue. The piece measures 12.5″ tall and is 12.5″ wide, too. We don’t think this was necessarily made to be a trash basket, but that is what Rue used it...

Rue'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...

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