Rue’s SOLD Library

Golden Girls Costume [SOLD]

Rue was the only Golden Girls’ actress to contract for her costumes, and she wore this gorgeous, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind silk robe in multiple episodes during Season 4 of the hit television series. The piece was designed and created by the show’s brilliant designer, Judy Evans,...

"The Golden Girls" Pilot Script [SOLD]

Rue’s McClanahan’s bound copy of “The Golden Girls” pilot script has been signed by Rue, Estelle Getty, and Betty White on the inside cover. We have no idea where Bea was when Rue was getting autographs, perhaps she was occupied trying to get the flamboyant houseboy...

Anne Klein II sweater [SOLD]

This glittery gold Anne Klein II sweater was worn by Rue during Season 6, Episode 11 of “The Golden Girls.” It is in excellent condition, medium in size, and made of Rayon, Wool, and Lurex, not Lorax, Lurex. Comes with a DVD of Rue wearing the sweater in a scene from “The...

Three-Piece Cream and Gold Outfit [SOLD]

From various seasons of “The Golden Girls,” this elegant three-piece cream and gold outfit was a favorite of Rue’s. With elastic-waisted pants and a large flowing top, all Rue had to do was have the sides slit and install gussets on the shell and she was able to wear this for...

Three-Piece Costume from "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

This custom made 3-piece outfit was designed by “Golden Girls” costume designer Judy Evans for Rue’s character “Blanche,” and Rue wore the outfit on Episode 16 of the only season of the short-lived spin-off “The Golden Palace.” The outfit seems to be a...

ORIGINAL "The Men of Blanche's Boudoir" Calendar [SOLD]

This is a “Golden Girls” collector’s item rarer than just about anything else Rue owned. During Season 2, Episode 11 – “T’was the Nightmare Before Christmas,” Blanche gave the other girls a calendar entitled “The Men of Blanche’s...

"Stars and Moons" Wool Sweater [SOLD]

Rue loved this multi-colored, stars and moons 100% wool sweater, which she purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue. It was made in England and is size S. She wore it in her personal life often, and so when the “girls” were scheduled for a behind-the-scenes of The Golden Girls interview, it...

Rue's Doodle Script [SOLD]

Rue loved to “doodle” on the cover of her “Golden Girls” script during the weekly table reads. This original “Doodle Script” is from the episode entitled “The Accurate Conception.” It measures 11″ x 8 1/2″. Over the years, Rue...

Ceramic Charger [SOLD]

Rue bought 24 of these handmade ceramic chargers – created by Spanish artist Ribesalbes Figas – for use in the dining room of her Encino, California home; yes, her dining room sat 24. Each one has a unique hand-painted design, which also makes them perfect for display. In fact, Rue...

Tiffany Etched Crystal Bowl [SOLD]

Rue kept this Tiffany & Company etched crystal bowl (4” high x 6” wide) filled with brightly colored hard candies on a shelf in her china hutch (sorry, but we polished off the candy before we put this item up for sale). Although she used the tarnished silver-plated lid on the bowl, we act...

Iridescent Marigold Footed Bowl [SOLD]

Over the years, Rue amassed a large collection of Depression Era glassware. She adored the bright colors and its durability, which was important to her because – unlike many collectors – Rue believed in using her pieces. At her place, it wasn’t uncommon to be handed your soda in a r...

Shanghai Tang Cap [SOLD]

How cool is this Shanghai Tang bright red, orange satin lined, short-brimmed, military style cap? Even into her 70’s, Rue could pull off a really hip item of clothing. She owned a number of pieces from Shanghai Tang, and being a wealthy woman, she could actually afford to do so. This cap can b...

Black Feather Boa [SOLD]

Believe it or not, when we started the inventory of Rue’s possessions, we did not have a separate category for boas, but it wasn’t long before we realized we needed one – there were boas curled up all over the place! This 6-foot long black-feathered classic was one she wore for decades, pe...

Asian-Inspired Outfit [SOLD]

As Rue aged, she liked to wear Asian-inspired pieces cut to suit her changing figure. These outfits were easy to pack and always made her look great. The white pants are manmade fiber and never wrinkle, they are size 16W. The top is some sort of silk blend and there are a few small spots. ...

Donald Pliner Mules [SOLD]

Rue owned an entire rack of Donald Pliner shoes, she loved their low-heeled wearability and thought his elegant designs were second to none. This pair of size 8M, white leather, 2-inch heeled mules, has a tiny scuff on the back of the right heel which we left untouched, but we believe can be...

Vintage Prada Silk Shirt [SOLD]

This vintage Prada silk shirt was so beloved by Rue that when it no longer comfortably fit (could happen to the best of us) she had the sides slit and gussets installed so she could continue to wear it. The label reads 42 with 16 1/2 underneath, whatever that means (maybe European and American...

Reversible Waterproof Coat [New Price] [SOLD]

Rue was able to wear this very practical, reversible, waterproof coat like an elegant garment because of the slight sheen and the versatile collar. She wore it to Broadway openings and charity appearances when the weather was sketchy and she knew there would be press. It is bronze on one side...

Shawl Crocheted by Rue [SOLD]

Rue crocheted this fringe-edged, triangle shawl way back in the early 70’s. It is made with a very soft yarn and has held up quite well over the last 40+ years. There are two areas of obvious repair – obvious because Rue pulled the holes together with bright red thread – but o...

Faux Sable Coat [SOLD]

When Rue was doing Anne Meara’s play “After-Play” at the Manhattan Theatre Club, her character had to wear a sable coat and Rue refused the part unless they used a faux-fur. That faux sable introduced Rue to the comfort, style, and warmth of faux-furs, and she was a big fan ever since. This XL ...

Gold Lamé Purse [SOLD]

This little gold lamé purse measures 5 1/2” x 6 1/2” with a 4-foot total length braided cord strap. The inside label reads “Another Y & S Original.” Rue used this purse for dressier special occasions. It comes with a copy of a picture of her carrying it while out on the town with her sixt...

Rue's Performance History on an Embroidered Vest [SOLD]

There is only one of these embroidered vests in the whole wide World, and that is because it was made specifically to honor Rue’s trajectory from Broadway and Off-Braodway theatre to her early television success. In addition to having her name on the back and recognizing her Obie win, the vest ...

Collection of Ten Books [SOLD]

Romantic intrigue are a part of this collection of ten titles from the library of Rue McClanahan’s Manhattan home. This group includes five paperbacks and five hardcovers. There are a few FIRST EDITION’s, including a 40-year old coffee table book entitled “Hollywood and the Great Fan Magaz...

Music Books [SOLD]

Rue always had a piano in her homes, and it would be played by many. The piano bench was filled to the brim, as was a large wooden music storage case that she bought for the overflow. There were even stacks of bound books with music from various shows or collections on the shelves of her...

Playbills [SOLD]

Rue held onto Playbills not only for every show she was ever in, but also for every show she ever saw. In this collection of five, we’ve included 3 from shows Rue starred in, one from her fellow “Golden Girl” Bea Arthur’s one-woman show’s opening night, and one from a show the husband and wife t...

DVDs, CDs and VHS Tapes [SOLD]

In the library and in some tall cabinets in the living room of her Manhattan apartment, Rue had heaps of DVD’s, CD’s, VHS tapes and cassettes, and now you can be the proud owner of 3 of each. We’ll include a Certificate of Authenticity from The Estate of Rue McClanahan so, in theory, by highl...

Rue's Rhinestone Frog Earrings [SOLD]

These costume clip-on earrings are 2” x 1” and consist of a rhinestone frog sitting on a gold-toned metal leaf. They come with a copy of a picture of Rue wearing them in the living room of her California home, while holding her Emmy Award in her lap.

$125

"Wack-a-Doodle" Pin [SOLD]

Rue bought this wack-a-doodle pin at a fundraiser in California in the 1980‘s. She loved the artist’s creative use of old pieces of jewelry, and thought it was the perfect thing to do with the remaining earring when you lost one of a pair. It measures 4 1/2” x 2 1/2” and comes with a still phot...

13 Carat Blue Topaz [SOLD]

Rue loved to buy loose gemstones with the plan of having them made into custom pieces of jewelry at some point in the future. She started buying her first stones in the early 1980’s when she purchased a 3-carat emerald and 2 substantial rubies, and this habit continued for the next 20 years. A...

Tissot RockWatch [SOLD]

Rue’s hot pink genuine Tissot RockWatch is a classic 80’s piece. The crystal doesn’t have a mark on it, and the original band looks good, too. There is a slight indentation on the forth hole in, which is obviously where Rue had it fastened. This watch has Swiss works and needs a new battery. ...

Colleen Toland Necklace [SOLD]

This romantic, vintage looking piece was made in the late 1990‘s by New Zealand born designer Colleen Toland. It was purchased for Rue by her sixth husband. The pendant-style hanging section in the middle is 8 1/2” long and 2” thick at its widest; the whole necklace laid out measures 3 and a ha...

Ruby Red Lips Pin [$50] [SOLD]

Even though Rue had an amazing collection of fine jewelry, she was just as thrilled with homemade or quirky pieces. This set of ruby red lips on a pin consists of a synthetic compound that had red glitter mixed inside. It was then shaped with a mold of some sort and glued to a simple pin back....

14 KT Gold Ladies Cross Pen Set [SOLD]

Rue McClanahan’s 14 KT gold ladies Cross pen set has her full name inscribed on both the pen and the pencil. This gift set comes in the original hinged case which has individual felt sleeves inside and a leather sleeve which fits both the pen and pencil.

$350 NOW $175

Rue's Address Book [SOLD]

Rue’s packed address book from her California years is a treasure trove of details about her personal and professional life. Of course, there are entries for her “Golden Girls” co-stars – Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Betty White (and Betty’s address and number are still good, so no stalk...

Desktop Cubby Hole Rack [SOLD]

Rue kept this big cubby hole rack on her desk and used it to hide all sorts of “important” things. The cubbies held: candy, vitamins, family pictures, checks, cash, credit cards, stock certificates, makeup, office supplies, sewing supplies, new recipes, the remote controls for the stereo and tel...

Signed "Whoopi" Script [SOLD]

Though she liked to draw pictures on her scripts from “The Golden Girls,” when Rue made guest appearances on other shows, she made sure to pass the script around during the table reads and have all the stars and guest stars sign. This “Whoopi” script has original autographs from the show’s stars...

Psychedelic Caftan Costume [SOLD]

In 1989 during hiatus from “The Golden Girls,” Rue made a movie for CBS in Spain with Tony Randall and Stephanie Zimbalist called “The Man in the Brown Suit” (aka “Agatha Christie’s The Man in the Brown Suit”). In it, she played a wealthy character named Suzy Blair and her clothes were fabulous....

Nicolosi Portrait [SOLD]

The first celebrity portrait the artist Nicolosi ever did in his life was of Rue McClanahan. In fact, when she saw the result, she encouraged him to pursue his art professionally, and he has done so to great success. Nicolosi never forgot Rue’s kindness and he did several portraits of her over ...

Signed "Hope & Faith" Script [SOLD]

When Rue guest-starred on an episode of the popular television show “Hope & Faith” in early 2005, she made sure to pass her script around to the stars of the series during the table read. This original script is signed by Kelly Ripa, Faith Ford, and, of course, Rue McClanahan. It comes with ...

"Generation Gap" Cover-Up Costume [SOLD]

In 2008, Rue made what turned out to be her last movie, it was called “Generation Gap” and starred Ed Asner. Rue and Ed both won Camie Awards for their performances. This wrinkle-fee, flowing cover-up was worn by Rue in the film and is a voluminous piece that will fit many sizes. The item comes ...

"Life Sketches" - Rue's First Autobiography [SOLD]

Rue wrote her first autobiography entitled “Life Sketches” way back in 1949. She received an A+ from her teacher, which is written on the inside cover in red ink with a note which reads: “Unusually interesting and well written;” talk about a harbinger for her memoir written 50 years down the roa...

Rue's Medicare Card - [SOLD]

This is Rue’s Medicare card which has her original signature. The card it a little frayed along the bottom because she carried it in her wallet and was frequently taking it in and out – Rue had a lot of doctor’s appointments the last year of her life. It measures 2 1/4” x 3 3/8” and comes...

1964 Letter To Her Parents [SOLD]

Rue was an excellent letter writer. In this missive from 1964 she brings her parents up to date on her life. She writes about the current play she is appearing in and three movies projects she is involved with. There is family details about her son, third husband, and dog, and information...

Charity Membership Cards [SOLD]

Rue had a big heart and would not say no to any person or animal in need. She gave a lot of money to animal charities, environmental concerns, different disease research campaigns, and a bunch of other causes over the years. She also gave a lot of her time by showing up at events, and a lot...

Christmas Reindeer [SOLD]

Rue loved Christmas and really went all out decorating her homes. In the image of her wearing the antlers, you can just see the bottom of some of her Christmas reindeer on top of the hutch behind her. This particular guy stands about 15″ high, is 13.5″ long and about 4.5″ at...

Rue's Christmas Tree Ornaments [SOLD]

Rue made many of the ornaments on her tree, and she saved all of the Christmas ornaments she collected over a lifetime. This lot consists of three ornaments. The snowflake measures 7.75″ across, the blue lady (which isn’t technically an ornament, but Rue tied a ribbon around her...

"Golden Girls" Purse [SOLD]

Rue’s character “Blanche” carried this fabulous, round, white leather purse in Season Four, Episode One – “Yes, We Have No Havanas.” She also carried it in her personal life and you can recognize the strap in the last image we posted. The purse measures...

Gem Sandals [SOLD]

These were Rue’s version of your everyday flip-flop. She absolutely adored Donald Pliner’s designs and thought his Italian made footwear was second to none. These comfortable sandals have almost no wear on them, come in the original Donald Pliner fabric bag in which they were...

French Crystal Atomizer Perfume Bottle [SOLD]

Rue collected valuable crystal perfume bottles, which we know absolutely nothing about. When she bought this piece 25 years ago it was $695.00, as evidenced from the insurance photos we found in her files. She was told it was French St. Louis glass, but someone who is quite knowledgeable about...

Sweatshirt and Sweater Combo [SOLD]

Rue has stacks of sweaters and sweatshirts in her closet, so we’re going to double them up to keep things moving along. The tag on the red sweatshirt identifies it as: Sturdy Sweats by Lee. It seems to be a ladies M, but it does not indicate a size. The decal on the front has some wear,...

Rue's Macrame "Wicked" Poncho [SOLD]

Rue made this poncho in her dressing room during her 2005 run in the hit Broadway show “Wicked.” Once completed, she would often be seen wearing it during the production, particularly between shows on matinee days, and, we have heard, on occasion, with nothing underneath –...

Artistic Pitcher [SOLD]

We don’t know what to say about this piece. You can see it in the corner of the hutch in the background of the photograph taken of the bookshelf. It is obviously handmade, and the closer you look the more detail and beauty is revealed. It is in perfect condition and we wish we knew who...

Glamour Hat - $79 [SOLD]

A perfect example of Rue dressing up visitors from her closets; here she is with her sister Melinda going for a high glam look in the late ’80s. The hat was made by Whitehall & Javits, Rue bought it at Macy’s, and it still has the original price tag and manufacturer’s tag...

Rue's Wacky Turban [SOLD]

Rue actually owned half a dozen turbans. She made this one, or at least “floused” it up, for a made-for-TV movie she did in 1999 for ABC called “A Saintly Switch.” We are selling it in one of Rue’s gauzy fabric hat boxes because this beast must be contained. It...

Platform Shoes from "Maude" [SOLD]

Here is your chance to own a piece of television and Rue McClanahan history! Rue was a tiny thing – only 5’3″ (see how John Wayne towered over her when he was on the “Maude” set) – and so working with the tall Bea Arthur in “Maude” required...

Vintage Beaded Purse [SOLD]

Rue had a room off her master bedroom made into a huge walk-in closet (in addition to the dozen other closets in the apartment!), and one whole wall was devoted to purses. The cubby holes were packed and the dividers had hooks for displaying certain special bags – this was one of those. ...

Questionable Chanel Bag [SOLD]

We’re not saying Rue McClanahan would go out on the streets and buy a “fake” Chanel bag, but we’re also not saying she wouldn’t have her personal shopper do it! If this is a knock-off Chanel, it is a good one. It looks and feels so luxurious. However, we...

Gold Lamé Purse from TV Series [SOLD]

Rue carried this bag in a wonderful television series she did in 1999 down in Florida with Gregory Harrison for The WB Network. The show was called “Safe Harbor” and unfortunately it only lasted a short time, but the Liz Claiborne purse has lasted over a decade so far. It measures...

Blanche's Open Toe Mules from "The Golden Girls" and "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

There are certain things that are difficult to let go of, and these classic Blanche tip-tappy lamé mules that Rue wore in both “The Golden Girls” and “The Golden Palace” are one of those things. But, Rue was very clear that EVERYTHING was to be made available to her ...

Stripper Fans from "Nunsense" [SOLD]

Rue thoroughly enjoyed working with Dan Goggin, the creator of the “Nunsense” projects, and she did so several times. You can watch her as Reverend Mother doing her thing with these fans at 2:49 into this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNqokvTKJW8&feature=related. Rue...

Pair of Custom Pillow Cases from Rue's Couch [SOLD]

We don’t know if Rue made these or had them made, but we do know they were both on the living room couch in her Manhattan apartment – you can see one in the corner in one picture, and both behind her in the shot with her in it (which was taken during her Obama Inauguration Party,...

Another Pair of Pillow Cases from Rue's Couch [SOLD]

Rue would often buy fabric and either make or have made pillows for her homes. You can see one of these two in the picture of the corner of the couch, and in the other picture you can see one next to Rue’s friend, Grace (Hi Grace!), and we think the other is behind her back. The bigger...

Tapestry from Rue's "Wicked" Dressing Room [SOLD]

As you can see in the picture, Rue hung this 67″ high and 34″ wide tapestry on the wall of her dressing room during her time with the hit Broadway show “Wicked.” She always personalized her dressing rooms to make them more comfortable for herself and the many visitors...

Rue Made Faux Fur Pillow [SOLD]

Rue made this 22″ long, 15″ wide, and 5″ thick faux fur pillow. There is no zip that we can find so it comes with the foam pillow inside. You can see it behind her on the couch in the photograph. We are including a copy of this photograph and a Certificate of Authenticity...

Tapestry Rue Used as a Tablecloth [SOLD]

No matter how delicate or expensive an item was, in Rue’s house it was going to be used. This 63.5″ x 31.75″ hand embroidered tapestry was no exception. For a long time Rue used it as a cover for the mahogany sideboard in her dining room until someone pointed out that, with...

Original Framed 1967 Photograph of Rue [SOLD]

This amazing photograph was taken in 1967 by the founder of The Hartford Stage Company, Jacques Cartier, while Rue was there performing for a season. This was just before she made her Broadway debut with Dustin Hoffman in 1968′s “Jimmy Shine.” This original photo is mounted...

Robert Morse Signed Original Window Poster from "Tru" (Truman Capote) [SOLD]

Rue met and became friends with actor Robert Morse in the early 80′s when they worked together on a short-lived television show called “Masquerade.” Remember that? It was Kirstie Alley’s television debut! Anyway, when Mr. Morse did his award winning 1989 performance as...

Two of Rue's Sparkly Shells [SOLD]

We counted the number of shells in Rue’s closet and she has 113, many of them with sequins or some sort of sparkle, and almost all are silk – she loved to wear them and usually did. We are putting these two together in this bargain of a lifetime lot. Like almost all of Rue’s...

Rue's Safe Harbor Series Cast and Crew Shirt [SOLD]

Rue knew Gregory Harrison from way back in the “Trapper John, M.D.” days (remember that excellent show?), and they worked together several times on both theatrical and television projects. She was thrilled when she got the call to do a series entitled “Safe Harbor” with...

Rue's Red Floral Blouse [SOLD]

This is a perfect example of Rue’s everyday wear. It is a Carole Little 100% rayon crepe blouse, but to personalize it, she popped off the buttons and sewed on some vintage gem stone ones. The center button is missing but when it turns up – and it will, she never threw anything...

Gorgeous Brocade Jacket Top [SOLD]

Rue kept a whole bar in her closet packed with these opulent asian-style jacket tops. She showed us the secret of being able to lounge around all day in a shell and stretch pants and then throw one of these on and suddenly look like a star; like, for example, if Entertainment Tonight stopped by...

"Golden Girls" Outfit [SOLD]

“Blanche” wore this fabulous burnt orange, washable silk number in Season Six, Episode 20 – “Even Grandma’s Get The Blues.” You can see her in it at about 11:00 minutes into this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWLqUaHyFT0. Rue liked to wear it in...

"Golden Palace" Silk Bed Jacket [SOLD]

Rue wore this in Episode 15 of “The Golden Palace.” These type of bed jackets were usually custom made for Rue by the costumer of the show and so there are no tags. The piece is silk or satin with a quilted collar. Since the series is difficult to come by, we’ll include a...

Polka Dot Scarf [SOLD]

This lightweight, gauzy, red with black black polka dot scarf measures 5.5″ x 51″. We’re including a copy of the picture of Rue wearing it with that handsome man (by the way, just as an aside, that is me, myself, and I, and that photo was taken the night Rue and I met at...

"Book of Kells" Scarf Used by Rue During "The Women" [SOLD]

Rue used this scarf to hold her hair back while getting her makeup done (or while enjoying a group mud masque with fellow cast mates) during her time in the Broadway Show “The Women.” The inspiration for this scarf is the Irish National Treasure “The Book of Kells.” The...

Reversible Quilted Jacket from "Celebrity Ghost Stories" [SOLD]

Rue wore this great reversible jacket on Season One of “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” One side is, maybe, a deep aqua blue with fabric buttons, and the other is black with gold metal buttons. She also wore it to a protest on the steps of NYC’s City Hall (we think that might have...

Rue's Red Cashmere and Wool Cape (With Matching Hat!) [New Price] [SOLD]

We couldn’t possibly overestimate how much Rue loved this cape; It was definitely one of her favorite articles of clothing. She found it a few years back during a Fall foliage tour and couldn’t wait to break it out every Fall thereafter. It was made by British designer Peter James....

Drama Desk Awards St. John Suit [SOLD]

Rue liked wearing St. John because it had some give to it, the excellent cut jackets gave her a flattering look, and they always had some element of pizzazz. She wore this particular suit to NBC’s 75th Birthday Party, and you can watch her in this YouTube clip starting at about 3 minutes...

Rue's Golden St. John Jacket [New Price] [SOLD]

This golden St. John jacket is the perfect celebrity piece. Rue would literally throw it on over the same black stretch pants and shell she was wearing to work in all day and hit the red carpet. You probably recognize the “girls” she’s with in the first photo, but do you...

Isaac Mizrahi Couture Gown and Dress Jacket from "The Women" [SOLD]

Isaac Mizrahi designed and made Rue’s costumes when she played the Countess de Lage in the Broadway production of “The Women.” In fact, Mr. Mizrahi won that year’s Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Costume Design.” In fact again, Rue was the host of that...

Rue's Lounging Caftan [SOLD]

As anyone of a certain advanced glamour knows, sometimes you just want a voluminous caftan to float around you as you’re doing things around the house. Rue had dozens of interesting ones in her closet. You can see her wearing this particular “LaCera” number while she and I go...

Blouse Rue Wore in Movie with Beyoncé and Cuba Gooding Jr. [SOLD]

Rue made “The Fighting Temptations” with Beyoncé, Cuba, and all sorts of other interesting entertainers back in 2003. She wore this blouse in the movie and then wore it again in her “real life.” As a result, there is a little tear at the pocket seam. You can see her ...

Camie Award for Rue's Final Movie [SOLD]

The last movie Rue ever made was with Ed Asner in 2008. It was entitled “The Generation Gap,” and they both won Camie Awards for their participation in a film that contained a positive message and good role models for children. The award is a printed canvas art piece measuring...

Rue's First Golden Globe Nominating Certificate [SOLD]

Rue was nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and this is the original Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nominating Certificate for the first one. The picture is a screen grab from the night of the event, but we’ll include a print of an excellent headshot from that period in her...

Debbie Reynolds' Signed, Rue "Doodled" on "Golden Girls" Script [SOLD]

Rue often used markers to “doodle” on her “Golden Girls” scripts during the weekly table read. She also occasionally asked certain guest stars to sign the cover of her script. DUring Season Six, Debbie Reynolds appeared on a double episode of the show, and Rue both...

Copy of Last Episode Script Cover Page with Original Rue McClanahan Signature [SOLD]

Leslie Nielsen guest starred on the final episode of “The Golden Girls.” Rue had Leslie sign her script and then she ran copies of the signed cover. Over the years, Rue would sign these copies and then give them to her favorite animal charities to sell at fundraising auction events...

Sweater and Scarf Combination [SOLD]

Many images of Rue wearing this 100% cotton black sweater and long (7″ x more than 11′) red scarf exist. In addition to a magazine cover, the important times she wore it include: attending “Golden Girls” events with executives and the other cast members; the night she...

1985-86 NBC Promotional Packet Announcing "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Yet another example of what a fine archivist Rue was, here is a complete NBC Promotional packet for the year “The Golden Girls” hit the market. The card for the show even lists Coco the houseboy, and we all know he didn’t make it past the pilot. We find Marla Gibbs hair in...

Rue's Signed Bank of New York Debit Card [SOLD]

Rue loved to shop and so she kept a wallet full of plastic. Her accountants, bookkeeper, investment counselors, money managers, lawyers, and personal assistant had her dough spread all over the place (over a dozen different accounts!) and each location generated debit and credit cards –...

"My First Five Husbands" Inscribed Gift Pen and Case [SOLD]

This was most likely a gift from the publisher of Rue’s memoir: “My First Five Husbands… And the Ones Who Got Away.” It is a “Reflections” pen measuring 5.5″ long that is inscribed with the title of Rue’s book. The pen sits in a 7.25″ x...

Gold Toned, Green Hard Stone Clip Earrings [SOLD]

Rue had an extensive collection of costume jewelry she accumulated over a career that spanned 7 decades. She often contracted to receive whatever pieces her character wore in whatever television show, movie, or theatrical production she was appearing in, but she also just liked to shop for...

Cuckoo Clock Necklace from "Safe Harbor" Series [SOLD]

Rue couldn’t remember the woman’s name, but there was a talented jewelry designer down in Florida that made a bunch of necklaces for Rue’s eccentric character in the series “Safe Harbor.” This cuckoo clock necklace is one of those custom pieces. Rue loved the...

Rue's Camp Fire Girls Certificate of Membership from 1948 [SOLD]

Rue saved everything! Here is her original Camp Fire Girls Certificate of Membership from 1948. It measures about 3.75″ x 2.5″ and it is in surprising good condition considering its age. We’re including a copy of a picture of Rue in some uniform, even though we think it...

Inscribed "Rue" Perfume Bottle [SOLD]

We found this well used perfume bottle at the bottom of one of Rue’s purses. It measures 3.25″ high and about .75″ across. It seems to be made of a thin gold painted tin, but the paint has worn off in areas and it is scratched up. However, you can still clearly see...

Rue's Signed Actors' Equity Union Membership Card [SOLD]

Rue hung on to her old and expired union membership cards, thus we are able to offer you this gem – Rue McClanahan’s signed, Actors’ Equity union card. It is in great condition, and we’ll include a print of the picture posted – with Rue looking very much the...

Christian Dior Earrings From Magazine Cover Shoot [SOLD]

Because of who she was – and because of “The Golden Girls” residual checks everyone knew she received – whenever she wore jewelry like this, people just assumed they were real diamonds. That assumption will transfer to you when you say you bought them from The Estate of...

Rue's "Golden Girls" Gym Bag [SOLD]

The producers of “The Golden Girls” regularly provided the cast and crew with gifts embossed with their hit show’s name. Also, countless businesses have kicked out merchandise over the years. As a result, Rue had many interesting items connected to “The Golden...

Museum of Modern Art Byzantine-Style Cross [$75] [SOLD]

This beautiful Byzantine Cross was a gift to Rue from her sixth husband. It measures 1.5″ x 1.5″ and it can be worn as either a pin or a medallion. It weighs .5 ounces and consists of a gold colored metal – perhaps brass or bronze – with a center cabochon hard stone and...

"Taming of the Shrew" Script from Early '50s, With Notes and Photos [SOLD]

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...

Golden Depression Glass Stemmed Pedestal Bowl [SOLD]

Rue collected Depression Glass and she particularly liked pieces that had something interesting about them. For instance, this 5″ high x 6″ across pedestal bowl has a large bubble in the glass, as well as some rusting bits of metallic something or another. As previously mentioned,...

"Wicked" Earrings with Signed Playbill [SOLD]

Rue wore these fabulous Barbara Bennett “Hooker” earrings when she played Madame Morrible in the hit Broadway musical “Wicked.” She actually adored these type earrings and spent thousands on them – as seen in an inventory shot of her collection taken in her closet....

$50,000 Worth of Signed Checks for YARD LIGHTS! [SOLD]

Oh Rue, how could you?! Here we have a bid for 50G worth of yard lights in Rue’s Encino house, her three original signed checks paying the money, and some notes about the job – including one Rue wrote to her assistant Eadie asking her to “…see what we can afford.” ...

Original Bound Galley Proof of Rue's Memoir and Signature Stamped 8" x 10" B & W Cover Image [SOLD OUT]

Before a book is published, there is a lengthy stage of making corrections and changes. Much of this is done on computers or on loose leaf pages called “proofs.” Toward the end of the process, publishers sometimes print out a bound galley proof that is used to make final...

Rue's 1988 Original Emmy Nominating Certificate [SOLD]

“The third season, Bea won for Best Comedy Actress and Estelle won for Best Supporting Comedy Actress…Tank Gott!…it made things a little less awkward.” (From Rue McClanahan’s “My First Five Husbands…And the Ones Who Got Away,” pg. 273.) Rue told...

Two 1952 Letters From Rue at College - All About Boys! [SOLD]

Over 30 years before the character of Blanche existed, Rue was writing home from college in a quintessentially Blanche-like fashion. There are two letters in the same envelope – both 8″ x 11″, one dated September 23, 1952 is two sheets with writing on both sides, and the other...

Classic "Golden Girls" Flowing Blanche Robe [SOLD]

From Season Seven of “The Golden Girls,” Episode 16 – “Question and Answers,” here is a classic, flowing Blanche robe. This is a one-size-fits-all garment, and we’ve tested that by having a large man – over six feet tall and 250 pounds – try it...

18kt One-of-a-kind Mermaid Necklace with Pearls and a Green Sapphire [SOLD]

A little over 30 years ago, when Rue had just finished working on “Maude,” she got this one-of-a-kind mermaid necklace. It was handmade, dated ’79, and signed by the artist on the back. The 14″ chain is 14kt gold and the 2 1/8″ x 1/2″ mermaid pendant is...

Rue's 1955 Perry Mansfield Certificate - Signed by Both Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield [SOLD]

Rue’s first love (well, one of the first) was dance. It is perfect timing that as the Perry Mansfield School of Theatre and Dance prepares to celebrate their 100th anniversary, this certificate from one of their illustrious alumni is available. Rue never bragged about playing...

"The Skin of Our Teeth" Script with Notes and Original Signed Contract [SOLD]

In the early 1980′s Rue was in a wonderful performance of “The Skin of Our Teeth” with Sada Thompson. In addition to her script with handwritten notes throughout, we’re including her original signed contract for the performance at The Old Globe, and a couple other items...

Earrings and Necklace Made by Rue [SOLD]

Rue told us she bought the “antique South Dakota Beads” that she used to make these earrings when she went to South Dakota chasing a man and ended up owning a casino in Deadwood – oh, Rue! She made both the necklace and the dangly earrings and since they both have the little...

Rue's 1953 Diamond and Pearl Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority Pledge Pin [SOLD]

This is an absolute treasure! Rue’s college sorority pledge pin, and it is inscribed with her name – Eddi R. McClanahan – and the date she pledged on the back. It is a kite shaped pin, measuring about 27/32″ tall and 5/8″ wide. It weighs 3.4 grams and is made of...

"Golden Girls" Original Still in Engraved Sterling Silver Cartier Frame [SOLD]

This is a fabulous and unique item from Rue’s Manhattan apartment – very luxe! First of all, start with an original photo taken during the filming of an episode of “The Golden Girls,” and then second, place it in a sterling silver frame from renowned French jeweler...

Custom Necklace by Designer Who Made Rue's Jewelry for "Safe Harbor" Series [$49.50] [SOLD]

Rue thought the woman who made all the over-the-top necklaces for her eccentric character in the series “Safe Harbor” was a brilliant jewelry designer. She certainly could make beauty out of anything, as evidenced by this creation that includes hand-painted empty thread spools. We...

"Golden Girls" Wine Velvet Evening Gown [SOLD]

Rue wore this sumptuous velvet gown in Season Two, Episode 22 – “Diamond In The Rough.” Do you remember? Poor Jake, and then poor Blanche! This is a one-of-a-kind original, designed by the show’s amazing designer Judy Evans, and definitely a piece of television...

Rue's Stunning Earrings [$87.50] [SOLD]

Fabulous! What else could you say about these stunning sparklers? We wish we had the incredible purple faux-fur Rue was wearing with them, but she gave that gem away. Of course when you wear these earrings people will comment, and you’ll get to tell the story of where they came from. ...

Rue's American Express Bill With Lipstick Kiss on Rent-a-car Receipt [SOLD]

Rue occasionally would give a fan a special treat by signing her name and then giving the paper a lipstick kiss. In 1989, during the peak of “The Golden Girls” she zipped back to her hometown in Oklahoma for a visit. She rented a luxurious Lincoln Town Car and when she went to pay...

Velvet Choker with Dangling Beaded Strands and God-Knows-What on the Ends [SOLD]

Rue described this necklace as follows: “It’s a velvet choker with dangling beaded strands and God-knows-what on the ends.” Are they stones? Pieces of ivory? Synthetic? Bones? Who knows? Anyway, it takes a brave person to wear such a bold piece of jewelry, and an even...

Original Signed Contract to Appear on Dame Edna's Talk Show [SOLD]

Here is a little slice of television history; do you remember Dame Edna’s early ’90s talk show? Rue was riding high on “The Golden Girls” and was regularly asked to appear on every show filming in California. Dame Edna was a big “Golden Girls” fan –...

Rue's Mortar and Pestle - $79 [SOLD]

This wooden mortar and pestle sat on the counter of Rue’s Manhattan apartment and she often used it to grind spices. This is the perfect little practical memento for the fan who wants something they can actually use. In fact, after Rue suffered the stroke and was unable to swallow like...

Byzantine Style Earrings - $79 [SOLD]

Here is the thing: we simply can’t take every piece of Rue’s jewelry into a jeweler for a formal appraisal because it is does not make economic sense. However, when we come to a piece like this, we get scared. Are these stones amber? Are they tiger eye? What exactly is this...

Rue's "Maude" Confidential Cast List and Original Picture with John Wayne [SOLD]

Rue saved her confidential “Maude” cast list from 1976. This 35-year old sheet of paper has home addresses for all the stars of the show: Rue, Conrad Bain, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Hermione Baddeley, and of course, Beatrice Arthur. It is a unique treasure that is perfect for...

Delicate Butterfly Pin [$49.50] [SOLD]

Rue collected pins, and she had several butterfly ones. This particular pin is some sort of a delicate paper or fabric butterfly that is bound in thin woven gold colored wire. The piece is 2″ wide and about 1.75″ high. It weighs a mere .1 ounce. There is a little pearl, or faux...

Rue's Ruby and Emerald Ring [$300] [SOLD]

Rue liked delicate, feminine pieces of jewelry, but she also liked gems, and so this was the perfect little “Isn’t it sweet” ring, that could still hold its own in her extensive jewelry collection, since it has a genuine ruby and two beautiful little emeralds. The ring is 14kt...

Rue's Primitive Mammy Style Doll [SOLD]

Rue collected dolls, and this was one of the prized babies in her little family. You can see her “Mammy” sitting next to her during a photo shoot for a magazine at the height of “The Golden Girls.” She liked to make clothes for her dolls, so any of these pieces may have...

Sterling Silver New York City Skyline Pin [$87.50] [SOLD]

From Rue’s Memoir: “The summer of 1949, Bill [her father] had driven us all to New York City for a week’s vacation…we left our car in New Jersey and took a subway to Manhattan, and as I emerged from underground onto Forty-second Street, I felt with enormous joy and...

Proper Lady/Dancing Nymphs Bowl (MUST BE CLOSE TO NYC - WILL DELIVER) [SOLD]

NOTE! THIS PIECE IS TOO LARGE AND TOO IMPORTANT TO SHIP – WE WILL HAND DELIVER IT SO YOU MUST BE, OR BE WILLING TO DRIVE, WITHIN AN HOUR OF NYC TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM.
Rue collected interesting ceramic pieces, and this one is a doozie! First of all, it is 20″ across and about...

Two Pair of Rue's Hard Stone Drop Earrings [$75] [SOLD]

Rue had way too many pair (pairs?) of earrings (186, to be exact), so we’re going to have to start doubling up. This lavender pair is stamped 925 on the clip – the backs are sterling silver – and they measure 1.75″ long and about .5″ at their widest. The pale...

Sardi's Restaurant Pewter Charger - $79 [SOLD]

Sardi’s Restaurant has been the go-to spot for Broadway opening night parties for as long as anyone who appears on Broadway has been alive – Rue loved Sardi’s and always ordered off the special “Actor’s” menu – available for professional, union member...

"Golden Girls" Robe and Gown Set from Multiple Seasons [SOLD]

This custom made gown and robe set – another original design from “The Golden Girls” Costume Designer Judy Evans – was a favorite outfit of Rue’s, and “Blanche” wore it on multiple seasons of “The Golden Girls.” It is a blue polka dot silk...

Sterling Silver and Turquoise Ring [$87.50] [SOLD]

Rue amassed an impressive collection of silver and turquoise jewelry. She travelled frequently in the American Southwest and regularly stopped by reservations to shop for interesting pieces. This ring has the delicate silver work she favored and a 3/4″ x 1/4″ gorgeous blue piece of...

Sterling and Marcasite Ring Rue Wore Night Betty White Won Her Emmy [SOLD]

As you can see in the shot of Rue’s three marcasite rings from the estate’s original inventory picture – posted here with the red background – she had two that were similar in shape. From the original photo we found and posted of all the “girls” with...

Sterling Silver and Amber (With a Bee Inside!) Cuff Bracelet [$200] [SOLD]

Rue always looked for the unique when buying jewelry, and she certainly found it in this sterling silver cuff. The piece of amber in the center of this 2.25″ wide x 1.5″ down to .50″ thick bracelet is quite large – 1.5″ x 1″ – but what makes it...

Rue's Givenchy Bracelet [$150] [SOLD]

We’ve got that nervous feeling we get when we’re afraid we aren’t qualified to do be handling these items. What is a Givenchy bracelet worth? We surely do not know, do you? And it looks like real gold, but wouldn’t it be marked that? Anyway, this 8.75″ long...

Rue's Grandma Fannie's 1957 Birthday Card With Letter and Original Silver Certificate [SOLD]

This is so cool! Apparently, in 1957 when Rue was in her early 20′s and trying to launch her career in New York City, her Grandma Fannie from back in Oklahoma sent her this adorable birthday card, 3-paged letter, and a 1935 one dollar silver certificate. Rue held onto this for over 50...

Rue's Original 1991 Agency Contract Renewal - For Motion Pictures [SOLD]

If you ever wondered what sort of provisions a star gets in their agency agreements, this is your chance to see. Rue negotiated and signed this renewal at the peak of her “Golden Girls” fame. What makes this 2-page, legal sized – with one sheet printed on both sides –...

"Golden Girls" Metal Continuous Band Woven Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue wore this interesting metal woven bracelet during Season Two of “The Golden Girls” in the episode entitled “Isn’t it Romantic;” when Dorothy’s lesbian friend visits and falls in love with Rose (Blanche: “Danny Thomas is one, isn’t he?”). ...

Vintage Brown Octagonal Glasses and Bowls (2 of each) [SOLD]

As previously mentioned, Rue collected glassware and she had 100s of pieces in her Manhattan apartment. These uniquely shaped glasses and bowls are very old and very delicate. They have the most interesting drip lines along the bases, too. The bowls are 2.5″ high and almost 4″...

Rue's Grand Victorian Silver Plate Double Vegetable Bowl - $79 [SOLD]

When the girl from Oklahoma made it big, naturally she bought some nice stuff. This silver plate covered bowl is by Wallace Silver and was one of a zillion luxury items we found tucked around Rue’s Manhattan apartment. The pattern is called “Grand Victorian” and it is no...

Rue McClanahan's Original "Apple Pie" Script Holder with Cast Sign Script from 1978 [SOLD]

As far as television history goes, it probably doesn’t get much rarer than this item. When “Maude” went off the air, Norman Lear developed the series “Apple Pie” as a vehicle for Rue – whom he loved. I spoke to him about it last year and he said the network...

"Made by Rue" Safety Pin Beaded Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue always had to keep busy, so when she was not in front of a camera or audience, or preparing to be, she was doing something that took lots of time. This is an example of one of her crafting projects – a beaded safety pin bracelet. Do people still make these anymore? They did back in...

Rue's "Red Carpet" Set of Sparklers [$225] [SOLD]

This gorgeous set of sparklers is definitely fit for a star and something you’d want to wear to a red carpet event where the press would be snapping away – or perhaps while watching a red carpet event in the comfort of your living room. Although a jeweler on the Upper East Side of...

Purple Hard Stone Handmade Medallion Necklace [SOLD]

Okay, this is what we’ve got: Rue bought a lot of pieces from this one particularly jewelry designer. We have no idea what this woman’s name is – we think that might be her with Rue in that picture – but we do know some things about her. According to Rue, the woman was...

"Golden Girls" 2-piece, Top and Wrap Skirt from "72 Hours" Episode [SOLD]

Do you remember the episode from Season Five entitled “72 Hours,” when Betty White’s character “Rose” thinks she might have HIV? What cutting edge writing. We wonder how many attitudes “The Golden Girls” were able to change about those living with the...

Gold Floral and Rhinestone Something or Another [SOLD]

We have no idea what this is, but Rue definitely liked it – she wore it on the red carpet and even appeared in a tabloid with it. But what is it? She wore it like a pin, but if you look at the back, it doesn’t seem to have been designed to be a pin. Who knows? It is 4″ long...

Rue's Opal and Garnet Ring from '70s [$312.50] [SOLD]

Rue kept this wonderful wooden jewelry box in the master bedroom of her Manhattan apartment, and it was full of rings. Many are costume pieces from various stage and screen roles she played over the years, but many others are actually fine jewelry – this is one such piece. This 14kt gold...

Rue's Last Signed Copy of Her Memoir [SOLD]

Rue used to sign copies of her book to send to charity auctions and to give to friends and fans as a special gift. Since her death, we have distributed all the remaining signed copies except this one. This is it; once this book is gone there are no more signed copies in her estate. Comes with...

Quintessential '80s Bangle Bracelet [SOLD]

It does not get anymore ’80s than the design of this hand-painted Nancy B. Frank bangle bracelet. It seems to be carved out of a solid piece of, maybe, oak, and then stained, painted, and highly lacquered. Also, the little sticky stain you see on the last photo cleaned off (wish we...

Interesting Stone Necklace from Fourth Husband Period [$150] [SOLD]

This interesting polished stone necklace dates from the period when Rue was with her fourth husband, whom she always referred to as “The Greek.” The stones are tied onto a metallic thread robe of some sort that is about 29″ long, with the stone section being about 9.5 inches...

Original Framed Photograph of Rue and First Husband (over 30 years after they divorced) with Betty White at L.A. Zoo's "Beastly Ball" [SOLD]

Rue and Betty look so happy in this black and white, 5″ x 7″ photograph from the L.A. Zoo’s “Beastly Ball.” Betty has been on the board of the zoo for as long as man has walked upright, and her friends always try to show up for her events. Rue brought her first...

Lori Bonn Sterling Silver and Amber Necklace [SOLD]

This stunning Lori Bonn designed amber and sterling silver necklace is from her V-chain collection and has been very popular among fashionista since it appeared in “Vogue Magazine.” This magnificent piece consists of 16″ of the fascinating V-chain links that are almost...

Original 8" x 10" "Golden Girls" On Set Photograph of Rue Dressed as Nun [SOLD]

Rue loved being in an outrageous costume, so she absolutely adored this shot of her taken while she was dressed as a nun on the set of “The Golden Girls.” This 25-year old original, black and white, 8″ x 10″ photograph was shot in 1988 between takes of the episode from...

Carved Medallion and Tassel Necklace [SOLD]

This one-of-a-kind necklace was worn often by Rue. It is 30″ long and the carved medallion part (synthetic material? is it bone? ivory? If the later, we doubt Rue would have knowingly wore it because she loved and fought for elephant protection regularly) measures 3″ long by about...

Edwardian Lavalier Necklace Worn on Bea Arthur's "Intimate Portrait" [$137.50] [SOLD]

Rue wore this vintage crystal lavalier on the “Intimate Portrait” special about Bea Arthur. Although our screen grab, as usual, totally stinks, and she could be wearing a rattlesnake around her neck for the clarity of the image. When you watch the special, you can clearly identify...

Custom Gold Filled Glass and Bead Necklace [SOLD]

Here is another one-of-a-kind piece from that jewelry designer that Rue loved. Doesn’t anyone know her name? She marks her pieces with A R, and there is often an image of a shell stamped between the initials. If you recognize her from the picture, please email us at info@estateofrue.com...

Rue's Fifth Marriage Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace [$175][SOLD]

Rue twisted this 24″ triple strand of cultured freshwater pearls and wore them when she married her high school sweetheart – 34 years after they dated in high school! He was Rue’s fifth husband and the marriage lasted one year, but the pearls lasted the rest of her life. ...

Heavy Crystal Decanter from Rue's Manhattan Apartment [New Price] [SOLD]

As we’ve mentioned before, Rue was not against the occasional drink. In fact, she rather enjoyed a little bit of this and that now and then. This is one of the lead crystal decanters she kept on a wheeled bar in the dining room of her Manhattan apartment. The heavy stopper measures...

Original Group Portrait from NBC's 75th Anniversary [SOLD]

Rue worked for NBC for decades, so naturally she was invited to NBC’s 75th Anniversary Gala. Each of the participants were given a group portrait from the evening and Rue kept her’s in the office of her Manhattan apartment. You can see her in the center of the bunch, with Betty...

One of Rue McClanahan's Printed Prescription Items [SOLD]

Yes, we realize this could be thought of as “in poor taste.” However, when we were going through Rue’s Manhattan apartment with her son, and we came across all the prescription bottles and boxes – Rue was discharged from the hospital with 13 different medications, and...

Rue's Amazing Garnet (?) Ring [$450][SOLD]

We will absolutely freak out if this ring turns out to be rubies! We had a jeweler look at it and he said he thinks it is gold and garnets, and that it was made in what used to be Czechoslovakia; but the cloudy, dark inclusions in individual stones looked a little ruby-esque. Even garnet...

American Image Enhancement Award [SOLD]

The National Cosmetology Association presented Rue with their American Image Enhancement Award at the 1987 National Beauty Award in New Orleans. This etched lead crystal vase is heavy, weighing over 7 pounds, and tall, just about a foot high. We slipped a rolled piece of paper inside so you...

Rue's 1969 Time Magazine with Good Review of her Acting in "Who's Happy Now?" [SOLD]

We found this 40+ year old Time Magazine in a stack of stuff in Rue’s library and didn’t know why the heck she’d hung onto it for so long. After ready through almost the whole thing, we figured it out. Rue was performing in “Who’s Happy Now?” in 1969 and...

Rue's "Golden Girls" Binder with an Original "Doodle" Script Inside [SOLD]

This is one of those rare collectibles that might, in fact, end up in a museum someday. We’ll put it up here for a little while to give you folks a whack at it – that is what Rue asked us to do – but if it doesn’t sell we are going to see about donating it somewhere. ...

"Sweet Little Pink Flower Earrings" [$62.50][SOLD]

The last time Rue wore these “Sweet Little Pink Flower Earrings,” as Rue called them, was the night of her surprise 75th birthday bash. We had told her there were 8 people coming over for dinner and while she took a nap and then had her hair and makeup man come into her master...

Lapis Lazuli and Marcasite Sterling Silver Ring [$87.50][SOLD]

Rue collected vintage pieces of jewelry, and she preferred delicate, feminine items that were unique looking. This lapis lazuli and marcasite ring has some beautiful scroll work along the sides which is what made it really special to Rue. There are two of the little marcasite stones missing in...

Rue's Big White Fat Cat [SOLD]

We realize this is a rather bizarre item to put on Rue’s site, but she loved this big fat cat – she carried it from house to house for over 25 years – and we can’t just throw it away or stuff it in a box somewhere. You can see it in the lower right corner of the picture...

Mini-Briefcase Card Holder from Movie with Della Reese [SOLD]

A dear friend of Rue’s made these business cards for a character she was playing in “The Moving of Sophia Myles” – a movie she made with Della Reese in 2000. He put them in the mini-briefcase and gave them to Rue as a surprise gift and she loved them. The little...

Blanche's Black Sequined Sweater from Season Six of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue wore this glittering Anne Klein II sweater – sized L – during Season Six of “The Golden Girls.” The episode is called “The Bloom is off the Rose,” and it is the one when Blanche is doing that bums laundry. You can see the episode and the sweater at this...

Rue's Really Radiant Red Ruby Ring (Say That 10 Times!) [$225][SOLD]

Rue loved her gems in unique settings, and this ring is certainly that. The inside of the band is stamped W.G. for white gold, and the 1/2″ x 1/2″ box is 14Kt yellow gold. As if the combination of golds isn’t enough to make it special, off in one corner of the gold box are...

Three Green Depression Glass Plates [SOLD]

As you probably already know from other items on this site, Rue collected Depression Era Glass. These three salad plates are part of her “Green” glass collection. Although they are not a “set,” because they are similar in size, Rue would use them together. That was one...

Rue's Really Cool Cow Bowl [SOLD]

This interesting piece is one of four that Rue purchased from the same artist in the ’80s. They are not signed, but we know they were created by the same person because of the distinct eye image that appears on all of them. This substantial 17.5″ long x 14″ wide hand-painted...

Rue's Red Madame Morrible Glasses from the hit Broadway Show "Wicked" [SOLD]

Rue needed her glasses to see, particularly on the busy Broadway stage of the hit show “Wicked.” So, the powers-that-be had two custom made pairs of glasses made for her character Madame Morrible. We sold the green ones at Rue’s Beverly Hills Auction, but we still have the...

Rue's Signed "Mama's Family" Cast Picture [SOLD]

Rue was mystified by the Aunt Fran character she played on “Mama’s Family,” and so it was kind of a relief when they choked her off the show. As it turned out, that freed her up to take “The Golden Girls” part, too. But, she did love the people she worked with on...

Rue's Stunning Turquoise and Moonstone Sterling Silver Pendant and Silver Cord Necklace [$175][SOLD]

This is a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece; it is one of the more “important” items in Rue’s Indian jewelry collection. Rue kept the necklace in the vintage glass chocolate case which sat on a dresser in the master bedroom of her Manhattan Apartment – you can see it on the...

"The Baxters" Binder with the Annotated Book for Rue's Musical "Oedipus Shmedipus" Inside [SOLD]

This is an interesting find and a real collector’s item. We assumed that since this is a leather bound, embossed folder for the show “The Baxters” it contained a script from the late ’70s – early ’80s television show (Which was created by Rue’s...

1986 Signed Picture from "Parade Magazine" Article - SIGNED BY ALL THE "GIRLS" [SOLD]

Rue was such a smart cookie. Way back in the early days of “The Golden Girls” – when the press were going crazy for the show and articles and pictures where flowing in the media – Rue would sometimes come across one and bring it in to work. Then, instead of just showing...

Silver Ring From Rue's Box [$62.50][SOLD]

Rue’s box had all sorts of interesting things inside, and this silver ring is one of them. It is unmarked, but it sure looks like tarnished silver. It is half an inch wide at its thickest, and then goes down to 1/8″ at the back. It weighs .3 ounces, is a size 7, and comes with a...

Rue's Pearl and Sapphire Wedding Necklace [SOLD]

Rue wore this custom 14kt gold, pearl and sapphire necklace on the occasion of her fourth wedding; her wedding to “the Greek,” as she called him. In her memoir, she writes about walking along the beach on the first night of their honeymoon and thinking: “Oh Lord God in...

Rue's 62-Page Personal and Corporate Cash Flow Binder for 2003 [GIFTED]

Ever wonder how a star manages her money? Well, here is your chance to find out. From Rue’s business files comes this binder from her accountant with 62 pages of Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss Statements, and Cash Flow breakdowns for the year 2003. How she could make $191,103.50 in...

"Blanche's" Silk Jacket from "Once, In St. Olaf" Episode [SOLD]

This 100% silk “Usagi” jacket was worn by Rue in “The Golden Girls” episode entitled: “Once, In St. Olaf.” It is a ladies size medium and comes with two 4″ x 6″ prints of Rue wearing the piece, and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue....

Rue's First Edition Hardcover "Bus Stop" With Her Copy of Play from 1960 Performance [SOLD]

Rue owned a first edition of William Inge’s “Bus Stop,” and she performed in the role of “Cherie” at the Pasadena Playhouse’s 1960 production. This package includes both her hardcover first edition from the library of her Manhattan apartment, her copy of the...

Wedding Album from Rue's Sixth Marriage (Oh, Rue!) [SOLD]

This embossed metal covered wedding album contains 21 original 4″ x 6″ snapshots from Rue’s late ’90s marriage to her sixth husband Morrow Wilson. The event was held at the luxurious, world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, and there are shots of Rue with...

Rue's Savings Passbook From Back in the Day [SOLD]

This is an interesting item – at least we think so – for a few reasons: one, it belonged to Rue, which makes it special celebrity memorabilia right off the bat; two, it is a bank savings account passbook, remember those?; and third – and most historically significant of all...

Three Antique Sterling Silver Serving Pieces [New Price] [SOLD]

Rue collected silver; she bought it while on trips all over the world. Full disclosure, we know nothing about vintage silver pieces. We did a little research, however, and found antique serving flatware at a vast array of prices – some even in the gazillion dollar range – and we...

Stunning 25-Piece Set of Vintage Monogrammed Sterling Silver Flatware [New Price] [SOLD]

You know Rue’s real name, right? It is Eddi Rue McClanahan. When she came upon this gorgeous, antique set of RW & S sterling silver flatware for six, she loved it. It was expensive, but when she noticed that each piece was monogramed with an elaborate “E” it was a done...

10 "Safe Harbor" Polaroids [SOLD]

“Safe Harbor” was the second to last series Rue made – and there is a word for second to last, you know, it is: penultimate. Anyway, here is a collection of wonderful behind-the-scenes polaroids that Rue kept as personal mementos. In addition to some gorgeous wardrobe shots,...

Framed and Signed Photo of Rue with Her Dogs - She Even Wrote the Dogs Names on it! [SOLD]

This is definitely a one-of-a-kind picture! Rue had a 5″ x 7″ print made of this beautiful photo of her with her dogs and then signed it. The picture was taken in the yard of her California house during a professional shoot in the ’90s. Rue inscribed the photo with what...

1957 Letter from Rue in NYC to Her Father in Oklahoma - Can't Pay The Rent! [SOLD]

What is more classic than a letter from a young actress is NYC writing home to her small town father for money to pay the rent on her Manhattan apartment? Rue’s 1957 letter to Dad is so revealing as to her character in that she tells the truth – New York shopping did her in! She...

Scripts and Original Stage Shots from "Golden Girls" Royal Performance in London [SOLD]

Here is a rare piece of “Golden Girls” history! The “Girls” were one of two American acts invited to England by Queen Elizabeth for a 1988 Royal Variety Show. Rue and Betty White both wrote about their experiences doing the “Command Performance” at The...

NOW $80! Original 8" x 10" from Rue's Fourth Wedding of Couple Dancing with Bea Arthur [SOLD]

Bea Arthur was good friend’s with the man who became Rue’s fourth husband. It really irked Rue that Bea remained friends with him after the divorce, too! Anyway, here is an original 8″ x 10″ professional photograph from the wedding that shows Bea dancing with the happy...

Rue's Vintage Sterling Silver and Marcasite Ring [SOLD]

Rue collected vintage silver and marcasite rings, she loved how unique each one was. Although this one is missing a tiny stone in the top left corner, you don’t even notice because of the amazing design. It is a substantial ring, weighing .4 ounces, and it measures a full inch high, by...

Amethyst and Diamond Ring [SOLD]

This 3/8″ x 1/4″ amethyst has a chip in the upper left hand corner (the incident involved port wine, and that’s all we’re saying), you can see it in the picture if you look closely. You don’t really notice the chip if you aren’t looking for it, and it...

Exquisite Vintage Cabochon Amethyst and Pendant Necklace [SOLD]

The jeweler who examined this vintage gold-filled necklace exclaimed that it was an “exquisite” piece, and this guy owns a shop on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, so he isn’t easily impressed. The piece is old. The 7 cabochon amethysts measure almost 1/2″ x...

Blanche's Nora Noh Flowing Silk 2-Piece Outfit [SOLD]

We’ve already spotted two episodes in which Rue is wearing this 100% silk costume: “T’was The Nightmare Before Christmas,” when she wore it with a loose jacket and had a scarf of the same material; and “The Sisters,” when Sophia’s sister – played...

Rue's Five Carat Amethyst and Diamond Pendant Necklace [SOLD]

Rue received this huge amethyst and diamond necklace from her dear friend Sue for Christmas of 2007. Rue wore it at her annual New Year’s Eve party that year and raved about it all night long. Our jeweler believes the beautiful stone is over five carats and it is surround by dozens of...

Men's Style Sterling Silver and Moonstone Ring [SOLD]

Rue’s men’s style sterling silver and moonstone ring is a little larger than her normal pieces – sized 8 – so we suspect it may have actually been a ring belonging to a man in her life. However, she wore it, along with a couple of other men’s pieces we found in her...

Rue's Gold Filigree Pink Stone Ring [SOLD]

This is exactly the type of ring Rue adored – very delicate and feminine, vintage, and unique without a doubt. This 10kt gold ring is a size 7 and the face measures about .5″ high at its highest. The pink stone is very petite, only about 1/8th of an inch across. The band is very...

Rue Made Scarf and Hat Combo [SOLD]

Rue made this off-white wool, matching scarf and hat set in the 1970s during the production of “Maude.” She is shown here wearing it during a hair appointment on a visit back to Armore, Oklahoma, and then again while riding a horse in someplace that is definitely NOT Los Angeles or...

Versace Purse [SOLD]

Rue’s personal shopper informs us that he paid more than we are asking when he bought this Versace purse for Rue at Bloomingdales on Madison Avenue back in the day. This one probably won’t last long, so if you’re interested, you’d better make a move. The bag has...

Rue's Six Foot Long White Feathered Boa [New Price] [SOLD]

Without a doubt, Rue McClanahan loved a boa! She was even covered with them for her memoir’s cover photo shoot, so what could be more quintessentially Rue? Not every woman (or man, I suppose) can pull one off, but she certainly had the flair to make the boa work for her rather than...

Shannen Doherty Signed Polaroid [SOLD]

Rue and Shannen Doherty were in a movie together and, although she’d heard some things about others’ experiences working with Shannen, Rue didn’t pay attention to the rumors and had nothing but good things to say about Ms. Doherty. Rue treated people the way she liked to be...

Rue's Original Sorority Picture, With Special Message on the Back [SOLD]

This 4.25″ x 3.25″ original sorority picture of Rue is kept in a clear plastic frame so you can read what is on the back. First, you can see faint red pencil identifying her by name and sorority. Second, you can make out the stamp of the photo studio where the professional shot was...

Framed Professional Portrait of 10-Year Old Rue (c. 1944) [SOLD]

This original black & white, 8″ x 10″ portrait is of Rue when she was a 10-year-old girl. Her age is notated on the front, as is “Royal Arts Dallas,” which must be where the photograph was made. It comes in a 9.25″ x 11.25″ carved wooden frame, which is...

Rue's Picnic Stuff From Manhattan Yard [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue had that rarest of luxuries – a backyard in the middle of Manhattan. As a result, we cooked out a lot, had frequent parties, and basically hung out in the yard, the way people do. These items were all kept in this antique wooden cabinet Rue kept in the...

Rue's Lucite Block Encased Comedy Awards Nomination [SOLD]

Rue was proud of this 6.5″ x 4.5″ Comedy Awards Nomination, so proud in fact that she displayed it next to her Emmy. The Comedy Awards were relatively new at the time, but they were a big deal from the very first year they were held. Although she didn’t win that night, Rue...

Rue's Sixth Wedding Framed Gold Leaf Names Logo and Reception Favors [SOLD]

When Rue married her sixth husband at a lavish event held at The Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, she had a logo created for all the invitations and reception items; it was the two of their names linked together in a circle. Someone had the logo reproduced in 24kt gold leaf and then framed it as a...

Rue's Cast Signed "Wicked" Broadway Theatre Marquis Poster [SOLD]

Here is a one-of-a-kind item – Rue’s cast signed poster from her turn as Madame Morrible in the hit Broadway Show “Wicked.” You can see where Ben Vereen – who was playing the wizard when Rue was in the show – totally screwed up his signature and ended up...

Two More of Rue's Living Room Couch Pillows [SOLD]

The other Rue pillows we’ve offered and sent on to their new homes have been so popular, we decided to put up a couple more. All the sofas and chairs in Rue’s homes were loaded with pillows of various sizes, shapes and colors. What a lot of people don’t know though is that...

ORIGINAL Signed "Golden Palace" Script with ORIGINAL Polaroid and COPY of Signed Publicity Still [SOLD]

Here is one of Rue’s original signed scripts from the short lived follow up to “The Golden Girls” – “The Golden Palace.” Not only is this the Episode #1 script, and not only was it written by the “The Golden Girls’” creator Susan Harris, but...

Vintage Wrought Iron Ice Tongs Which Rue Used as a Paper Towel Holder - $79 [SOLD]

Rue used vintage ice tongs as paper towel holders in all of her homes for decades. In the first picture, taken in the kitchen of her Encino place, you can see them hanging over the window in the background. In the shot with her beautiful niece, you see this particular pair above Rue’s...

Rue's NBC Envelope of "The Golden Girls" Writer's Polaroids [SOLD]

Rue kept this envelope of “The Golden Girls” writer’s pictures in her dressing room as a study guide of sorts. There was a large cast and crew that made “The Golden Girls” magic, but like all “the girls,” Rue knew the writing was the main ingredient to...

Vintage Pressed Glass Water Pitcher [SOLD]

In the first photo from back in the late ’70s or early ’80s you can see this depression era clear glass water pitcher on the table in front of Rue and her son Mark. When she sold that California house, she moved this vintage treasure cross country and used it in her Manhattan...

Candid 5" x 7" Picture of Rue from "The Golden Girls" 100th Episode Party in Commemorative Embossed Holder (With Betty White in Background!) [SOLD]

This amazing original black and white, 5″ x 7″ photograph was taken at the illustrious Cocoanut Grove Nightclub the night of April 8, 1989 during “The Golden Girls” 100th Episode Party. It was given to Rue in a specially made embossed commemorative folder. Not only is...

Two Handwritten and Signed Letters On Rue's Stationary Firing Law Firm, and Their Last Bill [SOLD]

Rue told me she knew that people ripped her off, but she decided to trust everyone and let the Universe take care of the thieves rather than live a life filled with doubt and fear. But sometimes even she saw through the lies and would deal with the shady characters head on. In these two...

Sterling and Red Glass Necklace from Rue's Archeologist Jewelry Designer [SOLD]

Rue bought many pieces from this woman who was an archeologist/jewelry designer. Rue said she would travel the world finding interesting rocks and pieces of glass and then turn them into jewelry. This necklace is sterling silver and it measures 18″ long. The pendant is 2.5″ long...

Set of Eight Monogrammed Vintage Reed and Barton Sterling Silver Soup Spoons [New Price] [SOLD]

As Rue travelled the world in her professional and personal life, she liked to hit antique stores wherever she went; she really shopped her way around the globe. One of the things she always searched for were interesting vintage sterling silver pieces, and she had drawers filled with them in...

Substantial Red Stone Brooch - $79 [SOLD]

Rue loved vintage pieces and she wore them both professionally and in her personal life. This large brooch measures 1.75″ across and weighs in at 1.2 ounces. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$79

Sterling and Garnet Earrings from Rue's Fifth Husband [SOLD]

Rue’s high school boyfriend – later her fifth husband – bought these gorgeous Bali sterling silver and garnet earrings for Rue in Santa Fe, New Mexico during a road trip in 1984. They measure 1.75″ long and .5″ wide at their widest. The stone is .25″ high by...

Red Leather Bracelet [SOLD]

How hot is this quintessentially ’80s leather bracelet? It is in great shape, too. It measures .5″ wide and is 8″ long. It has three large bauble stones and metal rings. Rue considered it “chic” and we agree! Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate...

Gorgeous Ben Amun Bracelet [SOLD]

Isn’t this cool? It is heavy – weighs 2.1 ounces – and is 1″ wide by 7″ long. Not everyone could pull this metal and paste stone Ben Amun bracelet off, but Rue could. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$275 NOW $137.50

Unique Pin Rue Bought and Wore at Fundraiser [SOLD]

Rue did a lot to help raise money for and increase awareness of the animal rights organization PETA. At one of their fundraisers, she met a designer who created pins out of old jewelry. Rue loved the pieces and bought several of them. She is seen here wearing one with the president and...

Rue's Pink Crystal Heart [SOLD]

Here is a pin for the lady (or man) who wants to stand out in the world. It is big – 1.5″ high, about 1.25″ wide, and .5″ thick – and it weighs .8 ounces. When the light catches it, this pin really sparkles. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of...

Diamond Covered White Gold Heart Necklace [SOLD]

This is a beautiful piece of jewelry. It is an 18″ white gold chain with a 3/4″ diamond covered heart shaped pendant. The heart opens though, does that mean it would actually be called a locket? Anyway, we thought it was possibly covered with diamond chips or a pavé setting, but ...

Flower Earrings With Large Garnets ($87.50) [SOLD]

These delicate gold flowers have deep red garnets at their centers. The earrings are over 5/8″ across and the stones are quite large – about a quarter of an inch across. They weigh .2 ounces and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$175 NOW...

Double Heart Earrings [SOLD]

We don’t think these are real gold, but these gold colored metal hearts with black accents are beautiful all the same. We thought they were etched Spanish gold at first, but the black seems to be painted on. As you can see, there are two back-to-back hearts on each earring, and they move...

Rue's Filthy Diamond Necklace [SOLD]

It is so difficult for us to send pieces out dirty, but the “experts” tell us that we must not clean things unless we are the ones that messed them up. Apparently, when dealing with celebrity owned items, “as is” is the rule. That being said, we are mortified by these...

Rue's Sparkling Red Crystal Shoe Clips [SOLD]

Do people even know what shoe clips are anymore? Rue certainly understood how they could jazz up the plainest – read: most comfortable – shoes. This set of 1″ x 2.25″ red stone shoe clips belonged to her and she knew how to work them! She would clip these on the front...

Rue's Red Swarovski Crystal Earrings [SOLD]

These gorgeous red crystal earrings were made by the famous Swarovski company and are marked on the back. They are big, measuring .5″ tall and almost that again wide. They weigh .2 ounces and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$114.14

Rue's Hilarious Pin [SOLD]

I remember the day I walked into Rue’s apartment and she was wearing this little enamel pin. I looked at the letters I. Y. Q. and tried to figure out what they stood for. Was it one of her animal charities? Some esoteric club she belonged to? It was driving me crazy and so I finally...

Rue's Red Hoops [SOLD]

Rue often wore hoops and you can find pictures of her all over the Internet in different sized and colored hoop earrings. This red pair was brought out for romance, and she had them on the night her sixth husband, then suitor, proposed at Sardi’s. They measure 2.25″ top to bottom...

Rue's 18kt Paloma Picasso Tiffany & Co. Pin [SOLD]

Pablo’s daughter, Paloma, is a very successful jewelry designer, and this is one of her classic creations. This Tiffany & Co. 18kt Gold Hugs & Kisses Pin is almost 1.5″ long and about .5″ wide. It weighs 4.4 grams and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from...

Navajo Geneva Apachito's Sterling and Turquoise Earrings [SOLD]

These stunning sterling silver and turquoise earrings are signed by Geneva Apachito, the daughter of famous silversmiths Genevieve and Raymond Apachito. She was raised on the Alamo Navajo Reservation and is a gifted jewelry designer. These earrings have two rare Nevada royal blue turquoise...

Rue's Bead and Feather Indian Necklace [SOLD]

We have no idea how to even describe this amazing piece. It is finely made, and may be quite old. The bead work is perfect and the feathers are intact and still perky. Rue often bought these pieces when she’d visit the American Southwest or Indian Reservations anywhere in the Country,...

Vintage Sterling and Garnet Earrings [SOLD]

These look so similar to the earrings Rue’s high school boyfriend/fifth husband bought Rue in Santa Fe, NM, but she bought this pair for herself in a California Antique shop after the marriage fell apart. Rue always said she didn’t NEED a man to buy her jewels – she could buy...

Really Nice Turquoise Bracelet with Sterling Silver Pieces [SOLD]

This is a really nice piece of jewelry. It is obviously handmade and carefully crafted. The stones are perfect together and the clasp and little silver pieces – including two heart – make it so unique. It is 8″ long and weighs .9 ounces. The bracelet comes with a...

Dark Sapphire Heart Pendant [SOLD]

We thought this little white gold heart was filled with square cut pieces of onyx. It wasn’t until the light hit it for the photo shoot that the deep blue color snapped on. We took the piece into Rue’s Upper East Side jeweler and, sure enough, these are gorgeous, fine dark...

Vintage Chanel Lucite and Hard Stone Earrings [SOLD]

When we first came upon these earrings, we thought they were plastic and put them in the same category as the cheap anklet above. Shows you how much we know. Turns out these are vintage Chanel earrings and highly collectable! Oops. These classic Chanel lucite and hard stone earrings measure...

Dog Pin from Rue's College Days [SOLD]

Rue hung onto this whimsical pin for over 50 years. She got it in college during the early 1950s. It measures 2″ high and is about 1″ wide. We don’t think they called things like this plastic back then, perhaps bakelite? Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate...

Rue's French Porcelain Trinket Box [SOLD]

Rue adored fine and delicate things like this antique porcelain trinket box, and if there were little flowers involved, then watch out – she had to have it! Rue kept this little treasure on top of a large set of drawers in her master bedroom closet, and there was no telling what...

Red Stone on a Gold Stick Pin [SOLD]

Rue had many stick pins, she wore them on her coats, on hats, on scarves, and she also used them to pry things open, scrap things off, and even, on occasion, to get something from under her fingernails. Obviously, she believed they were very handy and so she always liked one sticking around. ...

Simple Red Beads [SOLD]

Nothing fancy smancy about this necklace. It is a simple strand of 3/8″ red beads and is 16″ long. These are not stone or glass, they don’t even seem to be plastic. Perhaps they are made of hairspray and rubber tires, who knows? What we do know is that Rue McClanahan owned...

Delicate 14kt Gold Heart Necklace [SOLD]

This wisp of a chain is strung with three sterling hearts, each set off with a pair of gold beads. It measures 17″ long and weighs 1.7 grams. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$225

Rue's Chinese Cinnabar Necklace and Bracelet Set [SOLD]

These beautiful Cinnabar beads are, apparently, often purchased individually. Who knew? Rue’s matching necklace and bracelet set are in excellent condition. The necklace had an adjustable silk clasp and can go from 22″ to 32″ with a simple tug. The bracelet is 7″...

Rue's Rather Large "Flashy" Clip Ons [62.50][SOLD]

Aren’t these a hoot? We love the fact that someone actually put an “L” and an “R” on the back in Sharpie so Rue knew how to wear them. As if there could be a wrong way to wear these dazzlers. They measure 1.75″ long and about 1.25″ wide and come with...

An Historical Sterling Silver Katrina Relief Necklace [SOLD]

Like probably all of us, Rue was horrified by what happened when hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, particularly since both her best girlfriend and the man she hoped to make her seventh husband live down there! This beautiful necklace was created by a local designer to raise funds for direct...

Rue's Costume Heart Locket from 1967 Production of "MacBird!" [SOLD]

Here is an interesting story. In 1967 Rue was cast alongside Stacy Keach to play Lady MacBird in the Barbara Garson play “MacBird!” (And yes, the exclamation point is part of the title.) The show was a satire that placed the JFK assassination into the context of...

Rue's Etched, Hand-Painted, Heart-Shaped Locket (And We'll DIg Out One of Rue's Gold Chains, Too) [SOLD]

This little gold-filled locket is etched with some hand-painted roses on the front. It measures a mere .5″ in both directions and is worn with age. We suspect this might have actually been Rue’s mother’s. We’ll find a nice thin gold chain of Rue’s to hang it from...

Rue's Vintage Makeup Mirror and Curlers Used Pre-Hair and Makeup Professionals [SOLD]

What could possibly be cooler than this vintage makeup mirror? Before Rue had hair and makeup professionals working on her, she had to often do her own for a performance. She needed something she could easily carry with her and this “Mirror Go Lightly” was her portable solution. ...

NOW $80! Personalized Director's Chair Back and Seat Cover from Movie With Shannen Doherty [SOLD]

These items are from the movie Rue made with Shannen Doherty – by the way, Rue really liked working with her and thought she was “professional and sweet.” The movie was entitled “A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story.” This director’s chair cover...

Rue's Sterling Silver Paloma Picasso Pin [SOLD]

We’ve already posted Rue’s smaller gold version of this pin, and now here is the larger sterling silver one. This 2.75″ x .75″ pin was designed by Pablo Picasso’s daughter, Paloma, for Tiffany & Co. It is stamped for sterling, and marked with both the Tiffany...

Is it a Heart of a Spade? [SOLD]

As you can see from the picture taken back in the ’70s, Rue wore it on a jaunty angle so it could be either a spade or a heart. We’re calling it a heart for today’s purposes. Anyway, it measures 1.75″ high and it about 1.5″ wide. It comes with a 4″ x...

Rue's Singing Stuffed Alligator [SOLD]

As we’ve mentioned before, Rue used to say she kept stuffed animals, toys and dolls all over her homes “just in case kids visit,” but that was not entirely true – Rue kept all these cute and fun things around because, at heart, she remained a little girl all her life. ...

Rue's Harry Potter Collection [SOLD]

Rue thoroughly enjoyed the “Harry Potter” books and believed that J. K. Rowling was a brilliant writer. Rue’s collection consists of one paperback and five hardcover books; the paperback has one of her signature stamps on the inside and the hardcovers all have one of her...

Rue's Cat's Lead Crystal Pedestal Water Bowl [SOLD]

You wouldn’t expect Rue’s big black cat Kate to drink out of a plastic bowl or something, would you? Well, she didn’t. In fact, Miss Kate drank out of this 4.25″ high, 5.75″ across lead crystal pedestal bowl. You can see it was always on the little wheeled bar...

Fine Sterling Silver and Amethyst Heart Pin [SOLD]

This filigreed marcasite and amethyst sterling silver heart pin was a favorite of Rues; can you see why? It is a beauty, isn’t it? The piece is an inch high and over an inch wide. There are 10 bright amethysts of various sizes set on the surface. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity...

Rue Loved "Hookers" [SOLD]

“Hookers” are apparently a brand of earring that neither pierces nor clips on a person’s ear, and Rue loved them. We have a terrible picture of her wearing this particular red pair, but there are countless pictures of her wearing her “Hookers” all over the...

Rue's Hat from the Movie "Generation Gap" (Also, a cool story) [SOLD]

Rue wore this hat in the last movie she ever made in her life – the 2008 film with Ed Asner entitled “Generation Gap.” That’s the hat and now here is the story… Last year when we went out to California for the auction of Rue’s things in Beverly Hills, we...

Rue's Red Sequined Dangling Sparklers [SOLD]

Rue told us these earrings were from “The Golden Girls.” However, after an exhaustive search on our part, and on the part of all the fans on “The Official Rue McClanahan Memorial Facebook Page,” – thanks everyone – we are throwing in the towel. As we wrote...

Rue's Suede Tote from "Golden Girls" Producers [SOLD]

The producers of “The Golden Girls” – Tony Thomas (Danny’s Son and Marlo’s Brother), and husband and wife team Paul Witt and Susan Harris – gave nice gifts to all their actors, cast and crew. This suede tote was given to Rue in 1992, she used it for 18 years...

Grace Martin Original Poncho [SOLD]

Rue was close friends with the actress and designer Grace Martin. Grace made many one-of-a-kind spectacular pieces of clothing for her dear pal. You can see how close the two of them are in the picture taken of them partying together on a recent New Year’s Eve. This poncho is a Grace...

Rue's Framed Publicity Still of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

This was one of Rue’s favorite shots of the “Girls,” she thought they all looked great in it. She had three of the original publicity stills delivered to her office and she ended up sticking them in cheap plastic frames – thank God she did though, because almost 25 years...

Rue's Original 8" x 10" Color Photograph with Bea Arthur From the Night Rue Won the Emmy [SOLD]

What a picture, eh? This is Rue’s original 8″ x 10″ from the night she won her Emmy. It hung on the wall in the home office of her Manhattan Apartment right by the clock, that way she saw it every day. We’ll try and dig out a picture where it is visible there on the...

Rue's Season IV "Golden Girls" Cast and Crew Sweatshirt [SOLD]

Here is a little behind-the-scenes piece of television history – Rue’s personal sweatshirt that cast and crew of “The Golden Girls” were given by the show’s producers. You can see Rue’s stack of other season’s sweatshirts to the right on the shelf in...

Rue's "Golden Girls" Black Leather Backpack from 1991 [SOLD]

Rue was given this black leather backpack from the producers of “The Golden Girls” way back in 1991, and it is still in great shape! It measures approximately 14″ high by 11″ across. There is a 10″ x 6″ zippered pocket in the front and a pocket inside. ...

"Blanche's" Visually Arresting Emerald Green Silk Robe [SOLD]

Judy Evans, the costume designer for “The Golden Girls,” really knew what she was doing when it came to dressing these ladies appropriately, because this robe is like a sexy flashing neon sign, this robe is “Blanche.” Rue wore it on a couple of different seasons in...

Absolutely Stunning Silk Robe [SOLD]

This piece should probably be in a museum somewhere because it is a work of art. Judy Evans, the costume designer for “The Golden Girls,” must have spent countless hours putting together this masterpiece. As we’ve mentioned before, Rue had a “Golden Girls” closet...

Rue's Original Photo With Bob Hope and Betty White Taken on Set of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

You young people out there probably won’t even know who Bob Hope was, but for the rest of you, as you are well aware, stars don’t get much bigger than Mr. Hope. It was a real coup for the producers to get him to appear on the show. The fact that he was a fan helped, but we’ll...

Rue's Elephant Pin and Scarf [SOLD]

We’ll post this one in both “Rue’s Closet” and “Rue’s Jewelry Box” since it has an item from each. She wore the two pieces together so we thought we ought to sell them together. The scarf is about 60″ x 13″ and in really great condition,...

Rue's Tortoise Shell Cuff "Vogue" Watch (Needs a Battery) [SOLD]

Rue liked this watch and wore it often because it was so easy to put on – no band or clasp to deal with. When she was in ultra-casual mode around her home turf, this is what she’d wear. Because of its extensive use by Rue, there are tiny scratches on the metal and tortoise shell,...

One of Rue's Flowing Caftans [SOLD]

As most people can probably relate to, particularly glamour pusses like Rue, sometimes you just don’t want to lay foundation garments and deal with a structured outfit, and that was when Rue would reach for one of her dozens of caftans. This one is by a company called “Sante”...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - One Worn a Lot and (Newly Discovered Information) One Worn During GG Cast and Crew Documentary [SOLD]

Rue has so many pair of earrings that we’ve decided to start grouping them in pairs; you’ll get one pair that she wore often coupled with a pair that she did not wear as much, but they’ll both be on the Certificate of Authenticity! You can see which is which in this display...

Rue's Rhinestone Danglers She Wore for Almost 40-Years! [SOLD]

Rue first wore these earrings way back in 1970 when she was in the movie “Some of My best Friends Are;” she fell in love with them and they came home with her. She wore them during the “Maude” years, during “The Golden Girls” years, and into the 2000s. The...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - One Pair Signed By Kenneth Lane! [SOLD]

We don’t know if these old, interesting crystal earrings are dirty or stained, but there is some sort of gunk in or behind them. Remember, the “experts” have instructed us to leave Rue’s things “as-is” because apparently her gunk adds to the provenance. ...

Rue's Sterling Silver and Amber Clips and A Pair of Silver Grape Bunch Danglers [SOLD]

This is a favorite pictures of Rue – her inner joy comes through that smile and the shot also captures the blue of her eyes. She may have been so happy because she was wearing her gorgeous sterling silver and amber earrings. In addition to that amazing 1″ x 1.25″ pair, this...

Rue's Silly Talking Stuffed Pig (She Sent One to Betty White, too!) [SOLD]

As we’ve mentioned, Rue remained a little girl at heart until the day she died. You can see it in the picture of her holding the most recent addition to her singing stuffed animal collection, the pig. The pig doesn’t sing however, after snoring and twitching its ears and legs, it...

Rue's Original Watercolor Barn Painting with Repurposed Barn Wood Frame [SOLD]

Rue and the artist of this beautiful watercolor were friends for almost 40-years – they met when they both worked together on the 1971 film “Some of My Best Friends Are.” I just got off the telephone with him – confirming this was, in fact, his painting – and we...

Rue's Everyday Plates (Inside and Outside) and a Marble Paper Towel Holder - LAST SET! [SOLD]

Rue got these dishwasher and microwave safe plates at Macy’s and she used them everyday for years. You can see them in dozens of pictures and hours of video we have, and anyone who knew her ate off of them at one time or another. I remember the day she was making us a snack in her...

Coffee Cups - Two Used All the Time and One for Display [SOLD]

Rue loved coffee but I doubt she ever had a hot cup of the stuff. We’d make or buy coffee, she’d immediately get sidetracked doing something interesting, and the next time she brought cup to lips it would be cold. If I had a dollar for every time I ran her coffee cup to her...

Rue's Heavily Annotated, Signed Copy of "Death of a Salesman" - Which She Did With Vincent Gardenia in the '60s [SOLD]

This was an amazing find for a number of reasons: first, it has Rue’s original signature, which is always cool; second, she did this play way back in the early ’60s and this delicate paperback still survives, and we found it in a pile of books; third, it is heavily, and interestingly...

Rue's Vintage Pressed Glass Water Pitcher [SOLD]

This old water pitcher is in perfect condition. That is amazing when you not only consider its age but the fact that it was actually used all the time. As we’ve mentioned before, Rue didn’t care how valuable or rare something was, if it had a purpose, she was going to use it for...

Eight Playbills from Rue's Extensive Collection [SOLD]

Rue collected Playbills, and not just ones from Broadway and Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway Shows she attended; Rue collected Playbills from famous shows or from runs starring famous players. Some of the Playbills in her collection even pre-date her own birth! This lot includes eight...

Nine Original Photos from Rue's Private Collection [SOLD]

That’s me sorting and attempting to organize Rue’s lifetime collection of photographs in the living room of her Manhattan apartment. Although I tried to make sure all the “major” ones were placed in plastic sleeves and in sturdy binders to prevent any further wear and...

Silver Sequined Pumps! Are you Serious? [SOLD]

Could you just die? These shoes are unbelievable. Here is the thing, we know there must have been a reason for these shoes, but we have looked everywhere and can’t find a picture or a video clip with Rue wearing them. It isn’t like Rue would buy these to march around the house,...

Four Delicate Porcelain Snack Dishes from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

As we’ve mentioned before, whenever Rue travelled she liked to hit the local antique stores and see what she could find. The doormen at her Manhattan apartment said that packages arrived every day. As a result, Rue has an extensive collection of vintage, fine porcelain pieces. Here is a...

Rue's Assorted Metal Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue loved this solid mixed-metal bracelet and wore it often in her personal life. It measures 3″ across and about 1.5″ high and seems to be mostly made of brass. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$175

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - One from Production with Della Reese and Other from Fabulous Portrait [SOLD]

Rue made a movie with Della Reese entitled “The Moving of Sophia Myles,” and she also appeared on Della’s television show, “Touched By an Angel.” We don’t know for sure which production Rue wore these 3″ long gold colored metal clips in, but as you can...

Rue's Vintage Delill Beaded Bag [SOLD]

Rue loved to carry bags that no one else had, and she also loved just about anything made with beads and sequins. Thus, the look she’s rocking in this photo is classic Rue – sequins AND a vintage beaded bag! This 4.5″ x 7″ mid 20th Century Delill has a few spots where...

Rue's Personal Caftan from her "A Touch of Rue" Clothing Line [SOLD]

Rue had a couple of clothing lines back in the day and she managed to hang on to a few pieces that she designed for the company. This is one of her metallic sheen caftans; she loved the piece and wore it many times. Keep in mind, this is not only an original “A Touch of Rue” piece,...

Rue's Sassy, Snappy, Silk Leopard Print Scarf [SOLD]

Rue loved a good animal print, particularly that of a leopard. She had leopard print blouses, coats, sweaters, and scarves. This one is a doubled over silk, it measures about 51″ x 9″ and the black tassels are about 2″ long. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from...

Rue's Personalized Signed Photo of Koko and Penny, with Koko's Kitty [SOLD]

If you don’t know the story of Koko and Dr. Penny Patterson, I suggest you stop shopping Rue’s site immediately and go watch the documentary on YouTube – fascinating. As you know, Rue was an animal lover, so it should come as no surprise that at the height of her “Golden...

NOW $80! "Communicating Doors" Lot [SOLD]

In 2001, Rue starred in a production of “Communicating Doors” at the Cape Playhouse in Massachusetts. This lot includes her heavily annotated copy of the script – complete with her handwritten schedule in the back – her saved Playbill from the show, and three...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Little Gold Men and Large '80s Clips [SOLD]

If you’ve read Rue’s book, you know that over 30 years after their divorce, she briefly got back with her first husband; the father of her only child. This first pair of earrings – the 1.5″ x 1.75″ Alva Studio Little Gold Colored Men – can be seen dangling...

Rue's Sevres Plate [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue was a collector of many things. This 6″ Thomas Sevres, hand-painted, rose plate is from her vintage porcelain collection. In the first picture you can see it with some of the pieces that came out of the sideboard in her Manhattan apartment; it is on top...

Rue's Citizen "Elegance" Wristwatch (Worn on Book Tour)[SOLD]

Although Rue had plenty of more expensive watches – gold and even diamond covered – she preferred a durable wristwatch she didn’t have to worry about on a day-to-day basis. This two-toned Citizen was just such a watch, and she wore it often, including on her book tour for...

Five of Rue's Membership Cards [SOLD]

This is the perfect lot for those of you who want to give Estate of Rue gifts to “The Golden Girls’” people in your life. One of the membership cards has Rue’s original signature on the back, and all of them have her name printed on the front. The five pieces come on...

Rue's Singing Stuffed Bear [SOLD]

From the stuffed animal collection of Rue McClanahan comes the “Don’t Worry Be Happy” bear. As you’ve probably already read, on some levels, Rue remained a playful little girl her entire life. As a consequence of being young at heart, in addition to always being up for...

NOW $80! Rue's Office Storage Bins [SOLD]

Rue used these thick plastic storage bins in her home office for years. In the initial inventory photo you can see some of the supplies that came out of all the little drawers. The full three-piece unit measures 19.25″ high x 23.5″ wide and 3″/4.25″/5.5″ top to...

Rue's Black "Hookers" and a Pair of Screw-Back Monet Earrings [SOLD]

As we’ve mentioned before, Rue loved “Hookers” – the pierceless earrings designed by Barbara Barnett that hang from one’s ears. Rue was wearing this pair of “Hookers” in the photo that flashed around the world on the day she died. She had recently worn...

Rue's Black Leather Liz Claiborne Clutch [SOLD]

Rue carried this Liz Claiborne clutch for years, but the leather still looks great – there is no dryness, cracking or splits. The interior has a couple of spots, but again, the outside looks like new. The clutch measures 13.5″ x 7″ and the opening is 10.5″ across. ...

Rue's Favorite Everyday Purse [SOLD]

This simple, wooden bead, “The Sak” purse was Rue’s absolutely favorite day-to-day bag. In fact, in the first picture, you can see her carrying it the very last night she went out in public before going into the hospital for the angiogram – it was the last purse she...

RARE - Rue's Cast and Crew Sweatshirt from "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

“The Golden Palace” only lasted one season. It is a good show, but it doesn’t have the magic of “The Golden Girls.” Was it Bea? Was it the writers? Was it the house versus the hotel? Who knows? We do know that for that brief season in 1992 Rue, along with...

Rue's Signed Copy of Julia Cameron's Memoir and "The Artist's Way" [SOLD]

Did you know Rue was friends with bestselling author Julia Cameron? In fact, Julia and her equally talented musical writing partner Emma Lively wrote much of the music for Rue’s one-woman show – “My First Five Husbands.” Rue owned a copy of “The Artist’s...

Rue's Vintage Pressed Glass Serving Bowl [SOLD]

Rue used this bowl all the time, whenever she was putting out any sort of a buffet for guests. Even though it is old, it is sturdy and could stand up to being moved around and actually used. Notice Rue in Red White and Blue at the Obama Party she threw the day he was sworn in, so you can...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - One Old and One Not So Old [SOLD]

Rue loved earrings and she had close to 200 pair when she died. In an effort to move things along, we are selling them in pairs now. In this coupling, we first have a delicate, vintage pair made with green and pink crystals. You can see the craftsmanship which is rarely to be found today. ...

Rue's Orange Beaded Evening Bag [SOLD]

Rue loved this feminine, delicate beaded evening bag; you can see it hanging right inside the master bedroom closet door in her Manhattan apartment. The evening bag measures 6.5″ high and about 10″ at its widest point with an 8″ strap. You can also see the bag hanging with...

Rue's Delicate 18K and Diamond Ring [SOLD]

As we’ve previously mentioned, Rue loved delicate little things, and this ring was one of them. It is a thin band of gold with a dramatic angle set off with three tiny prong set diamonds. They are more than chips, but just a wee bit more – probably right around a point each. The...

Rue's Disco '80s Hunks of Glass Earrings ($87.50) [SOLD]

Rue wore these earrings for decades and it is easy to see why – how cool are these? The are two pieces of glass – one clear and one smoked – side by side on a square back. They measure about 1″ square. The cool part is they reflect lights, be them the flashing ones on...

Ring Rue Bought in Laguna Beach, California [SOLD]

Rue bought this ring in the ’90s in Laguna Beach, California. When asked about the ring once she said, and I quote: “I bought it in Laguna Beach and it was very expensive.” Rue rarely commented on the price of something because she rarely paid attention, so the very fact that...

Rue's Set of Four International Silver American Bicentennial Bowls [SOLD]

Rue bought this set of four bowls over 35 years ago when she first started making a regular paycheck with “Maude.” They were put out as collector’s items for the American Bicentennial in 1976. Many people bought one of the different sizes available, but flush with...

Rue's Vintage Universal Cambridge Bowl [SOLD]

Rue felt a connection to things that reminded her of her childhood; things she saw in her Mother’s and Grandmother’s kitchens, for example. This vintage bowl is just such a piece. She particularly liked this bowl because of the beautiful flowers painted on the side. You can spot...

"A Touch of Rue" Fabulous '90's Bejeweled Sweater [SOLD]

Did you know Rue had a couple of clothing lines back in the day? She had “Very Rue” and “A Touch of Rue,” and the latter was over-the-top ’90′s fun. She only saved a few of the original designs and this is the best one left of the collection. Rue actually...

Two of Rue's Shells - Striped One Turned Out to be from "The Golden Girls!" [SOLD]

If you’ve looked at photos of Rue online from her personal life, and have ever watched “The Golden Girls,” you’ve probably noticed that Rue loved to wear shells under sweaters, coats and other outerwear in both her personal and professional life – she died with over...

Ad Board and Shirt from Product Endorsement Deal [SOLD]

At the peak of her “Golden Girls” celebrity, Rue could command $250,000 to appear at a photo shoot for a day and endorse a product; can you imagine? Naturally, being Rue the clothes horse, she’d also build into her contract that she got to keep the rags. We found this...

Rue's Vintage Homer Laughlin Porcelain Pitcher [SOLD]

Rue loved both the cracked glazing and the gold leaf detail on the surface of this Homer Laughlin vintage porcelain pitcher. Even though it had an old crack along the lip – which was there for many decades – she still used it. The crack does not leak and doesn’t seem to...

Rue's Red Carpet "Hookers" and Some Interesting Clips ($112.50) [SOLD]

Remember, we are pairing up Rue’s earrings now, so you’ll get two pair instead of just one. This time we’ve joined together her “go to red carpet Hookers” and a pair of older interesting clips. The “Hookers” are that brand Rue loved made by the...

Rue's Black Squares and Blue Screw-Backs [SOLD]

These two pair of Rue’s earrings come with a print of the picture showing her wearing the black stone and rhinestone squares, and one Certificate of Authenticity listing both pairs. The squares measure .5″ and the screw-backs are about 5/8″ at their widest and 1.75″...

Rue's Big Blue Stone Ovals and Rhinestones in Abstract Gold Metal Setting [SOLD]

The quality of the photograph isn’t the best, but Rue is definitely wearing the large blue oval clips in the picture. In fact, she is also wearing an outfit from “The Golden Girls,” but we don’t think she wore these earrings on the show itself. We’ve paired the...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Blue Metal and Liz Claiborne [SOLD]

Rue is definitely wearing these blue metal earrings in the picture with her cat and in the tabloid image, but we aren’t absolutely positive she is wearing them in that publicity still from the movie “Take my Daughters, Please.” What a title, by the way. We’ve paired the...

Silk Tie Up Vest from "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

We aren’t sure if Rue wore this vest in “The Golden Girls” or not, we haven’t been able to find a scene with her wearing it. However, we have seen “Blanche” wearing this fabulous piece in “The Golden Palace.” The vest is a custom made, 100% silk,...

Stunning Silk Outfit from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

What a classic “Blanche” outfit. Can’t you just see her flitting across the set in her little mules with the fabric trailing in the breeze behind her? This 100% silk Nora Noh just shrieks the ’80s, Miami Beach, “The Golden Girls” and Rue McClanahan all at...

Two Gold Silk Separates from "The Golden Girls" and "The Love Boat" [SOLD]

You’ve got to love that Rue continued to wear her costumes from “The Golden Girls” for the rest of her life. She wore them to events, she wore them in her personal life, and she even wore them in other productions! It has become a kind of scavenger hunt in the estate office...

Rue's "People's Choice" Award with "Chipita" Earrings Worn to Ceremony in 1987 [SOLD]

Here it is: Rue’s original framed “People’s Choice Award” from 1987. We found a picture of her from the night of the ceremony and are including the “Chipita” earrings from that night. Naturally, Rue spilled coffee on her award, but as you can see, the stain...

"Blanche's" Reversible Silk Shell [SOLD]

Here is your opportunity to own two of Rue’s “Golden Girl” pieces in one, because this particular shell was reversible and “Blanche” wore it both ways. You can see Rue is wearing it polka dot side out on the set for a behind-the-scenes photo with the girls and some...

Sparkly Three-Piece Outfit Rue Wore to the 1987 "People's Choice Awards" ("The Golden Girls" Won!) [SOLD]

We don’t know if the beads and sequins were on there pieces when Rue bought them, or if she added them later. As you can see from the pins which still hold the straps in place, she did some work on the shell herself. This is a classic “casual red carpet” look for Rue. She...

"The Golden Girls" Yellow Marabou Mules from Season 1, Episode 1 - "The Engagement" [SOLD]

This is the type of item we suspect we’ll read about being sold at one of the big auction houses for a zillion dollars some day – if you’re concerned about your retirement, this could be just the investment you’ve been looking for! These are the gold lamé marabou mules ...

Rue's "Oklahoma" Collection [SOLD]

In 1997, Rue appeared in a production of “Oklahoma.” Having been raised in Oklahoma, Rue always felt a connection to the show, although she did mention that the Rogers & Hammerstein classic doesn’t quite capture the reality of growing up in that fine state. Anyway, she...

Rue's Gold Lamé Outfit [SOLD]

What is more fitting for Rue than a gold lamé outfit? She wore this glittering top and bottom with different coats and accessories over the years, but they were always comfortable go-to pieces when she needed to look the part of a star. We have no idea what it is made out of; it seems to be ...

Custom Made Sari/Caftan [SOLD]

As you can see from the picture, Rue and Grace Martin couldn’t stand to be around each other and never had any fun together, but Grace is an excellent designer and so Rue kept her around. This one-of-a-kind Grace Martin caftan is beautiful all by itself, but then it transforms into...

Tiger Costume Rue Made for 1966 Show at Hampton Playhouse [SOLD]

This sexy little number is in great shape considering it is almost 50 years old. Rue wrote about this costume in her memoir. Apparently, since the costume department was “swamped” at the Hampton Playhouse, she simply made her own – rather complicated – costume. Rue was...

Vintage Purple Stud and Ball Bag [SOLD]

As we’ve previously written, Rue preferred carrying unique bags that no one else would be carrying. Sure, she had the money to buy all the trendy, fashionable purses she wanted, but she chose to search for the rare one-of-a-kind items. This vintage purple studded treasure is a classic...

The Copper Man from Rue's Foyer [SOLD]

Rue bought this piece from a gallery in Ojai, California. Rue was there visiting her friend – the great ceramicist Beatrice Wood who lived to be 105-years-old – when she spotted this piece and whipped out her Amex card. In fact, Rue did quite a bit of damage on the old Amex at that...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Fabulous Bunch of Purple Grapes and Monet Clips [SOLD]

Isn’t this photo of Rue with one of her dogs stunning? So are the vintage purple bead earrings she is wearing. The bunch of grapes measure about an inch across at their widest and are 2.25″ long. The second pair we are including in the lot are simple gold toned Monet clips. Both...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - "Hookers" Worn to Bea's Memorial and Silver and Gold Toned Clips [SOLD]

Rue loved “Hookers” – the earrings that hang on the ear rather than pierce or clip. She wore this expensive gold-filled with pearl dangles set to Bea Arthur’s Memorial in NYC. We gratuitously included the photo of Rue and MJL from Estate of Rue in the back of the limo...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Hooped Chains and Beautiful Gold-Toned '80s Clips [SOLD]

We have no idea who that man is in the picture with Rue, but she loved his vest! As you can see, Rue is wearing the little chain loops in the picture. The loops measure about 5/8″ x 1.5″ and they are Monet. The earrings we have paired with the loops are shiny 1″ braided...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Gold Toned Balls and Faux Pearl and Rhinestone, and BOTH with Interesting Provenance [SOLD]

Where do we begin with these earrings? Let’s do the Ben Amun 2.5″ dangling balls first: Rue wore them over and over again. We have so many pictures in so many different settings of Rue with these earrings on that we can’t even list them all. There are: professional gigs with...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Favorite Hoops and '80s Clips (UPDATE) [SOLD]

Here is another favorite pair of Rue’s earrings, and all the photos of her wearing them attest to this fact. She wore them to the Democratic National Convention the year Bill Clinton was nominated; on her honeymoon with hubby number six; while she was appearing in “Oklahoma”...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Oval Hoops and Vintage Blue Crystals [SOLD]

There is a stone missing from Rue’s vintage blue crystal earrings; we looked in the bottom of all her jewelry boxes, too, and no luck. However, you can’t really notice from a normal distance and if it bothers you a jeweler could probably replace it for a few dollars. The big...

These Earrings Tell You What Rue Was Really Like [SOLD]

People often ask: “What was Rue REALLY like?” Well, these two pair of her earrings can be used to answer that question. Rue made the silly orange synthetic rose and wacky rubber goldfish earrings herself. In fact, as you can see from the close up of the backs, they are most...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - One from One or More Movies and One Dior ($75) [SOLD]

Rue wore this first pair of simple conservative gold toned Monet balls in “To My Daughter,” a movie made in 1990. We’ll include a copy of the publicity card shown which was mailed to Rue’s California house, even though she isn’t wearing the earrings in the shot on...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Screw Back Hoops and Screw Back Sparklers [SOLD]

The first appearance the screw back hoops made in Rue’s life are way back in 1973, in a play she did entitled “Crystal & Fox.” Do you know who the handsome young gentleman is whose face she is holding in the photo? Do you also know what she did what that young man some...

Two Pair of Rue's Earrings - Sterling Backed Vintage Blue Crystals and Mod Ceramic Discs [SOLD]

These sterling silver backed vintage blue crystals are very feminine and delicate, which Rue loved in jewelry. They measure .5″ across at their widest and are about 1.5″ long. The 1″ ceramic discs are gold-filled and very unique. Both pair will be listed on one Certificate...

Prized Personal Photo Belonging to Rue Which She Used in her Memoir - Rue En Pointe [SOLD]

We had a meeting with the choreographer for Rue’s one-woman show and Rue wanted to pick out some pictures of her dancing. The documentary film crew was filming that day and the first image is of us walking out of her office having found the binder of pictures she wanted. There it is,...

Rue's Original Signed Contract with Agency for the Performing Arts [SOLD]

Rue remarked, and wrote about, how challenging it was to get an agent when she was first starting out in “the show business,” as Betty White calls it. But once she became a star, they all wanted her to sign with them. Rue chose APA – Agency for the Performing Arts –...

Rue's Original Playbills from her SEVEN Broadway Shows (ONLY SET!) [SOLD]

Did you know that Rue was in seven broadway shows over her life? She was a stand-in for the first couple so she didn’t actually make her Broadway stage debut until “Jimmy Shine” – which starred none other than a young Dustin Hoffman, fresh off his success with “The...

Rue's Glamorous St. John Suit [SOLD]

Once she reached a certain level of “advanced glamour,” as she like to call it, Rue’s favorite label when she needed to sparkle for the cameras was definitely St. John. Her dresser and personal shopper, Vangeli, regularly hit St. John’s flagship store with Rue’s platinum American Express Card an...

Rue's White Church Lady Hat [SOLD]

Rue had over 100 hats and this was one of her “church lady” style toppers. These were often wardrobe pieces from various movies she made or from guest appearances on television shows. She kept her hats in hat boxes and displayed on shelves along the hallway to her master bathroom in her Man...

One of Rue's Chargers from Spain [SOLD]

When Rue was in Spain she fell in love with these large, hand-painted ceramic chargers. Being Rue, she bought dozens of them and shipped them back to California – her dining room at the Encino house sat 24! As we’ve written before, it something had a purpose, then it didn’t...

Stunning Vase from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Isn’t this earth tone ceramic vase beautiful? We have no idea who “Phil C 99″ is, but we appreciate the perfection of his work. We actually aren’t sure if that is a “99″ or a “gg,” as in “Golden Girls.” Who knows? We think we see it...

Rue's Personal Collection of Mementos from 1972's "Dylan" [SOLD]

When you’re a busy working actress like Rue – nine series, over 70 movies, appearances on about 100 television shows, and hundreds of theatrical productions, not to mention interviews, photo shoots, commercials, and all of her other business ventures – individual projects can...

Rue's Personal Keepsakes from 1965 Show at the Hampton Playhouse - "Mary, Mary" [SOLD]

Rue worked at the Hampton Playhouse for their 17th and 18th Seasons; in 1965 and 66, respectively. One of the first productions she did was “Mary, Mary” and she hung onto her jewelry from the show for the next 45 years! There are three pieces: the 1.5″ flower earrings with...

Rue's Framed Original Poster (and Rue's original annotated copy of the play) from 1970 Production of "Dark of the Moon" [SOLD]

Rue writes about being in this show in her Memoir – “My First Five Husbands…And The Ones Who Got Away.” Apparently, the producers replaced an excellent actress with the “Playmate of the Year” to try and boost ticket sales. They put the bombshell on...

London's "Harvey" Lot [SOLD]

Here is a combination of a few very personal mementos from Rue’s time in London performing in “Harvey.” We can’t decide which is the BIG item in the collection: the original signed and framed poster that hung in the hall of Rue’s Manhattan apartment (Yes, in the...

Rue's Jane Austen Collection [SOLD]

Like every other sensitive, creative, intelligent person on this Earth, Rue loved Jane Austen. As you can see from the multitude of images, this hardcover collection was a part of Rue’s library for many years. These six volumes are 5″ x 7.5″ and the collection is called:...

Rue's Vintage Hand-Painted Plate from Germany [SOLD]

As we’ve previously written, whenever Rue travelled, as soon as she got some “me time” she headed straight for the antique stores. One of the doormen at her Manhattan apartment once remarked that even if he didn’t know Ms. McClanahan had gone out of town, he knew as soon...

Wedgwood Appetizer Plates [SOLD]

There used to be more of these, but Rue’s parties could be raucous affairs and only five of these fine bone china pieces survive. Of course, Wedgwood is the best when it comes to china and so this is what Rue liked to eat off of; that is when she wasn’t eating off her plastic...

Rue's Three Vintage Pin Plates [SOLD]

We could be making mistakes with valuations, however, if anyone would want people to score a deal on her site it would be Rue McClanahan. So, if one of these three – or all of them – is some rare, highly collectible, famous artisan treasure, snap it up! Rue would not have any...

Richard Stine Signed Lithograph [SOLD]

Rue obtained this fun lithograph by the famous illustrator Richard Stine back in the ’70s when she first started getting a regular paycheck from “Maude.” It hung in all of her California homes and she later moved it to New York City with her in the ’90s. The piece has...

Another of Rue's Doodle Script [SOLD]

As you probably know by now, Rue would often draw on the cover of her “Golden Girls” script during the weekly table reads for the episode. She called these drawings “Doodles.” This script has a vibrant “Doodle” on the upper left corner of the cover, and then...

Signed "Wicked" Cookbook [SOLD]

We found two more signed “Wicked” cookbooks in a box of Rue’s office supplies. As we wrote when we posted the one we found during the original inventory: while Rue was playing Madame Morrible in the hit Broadway Musical “Wicked,” the cast and crew released a second...

Simple Sterling Silver Ring [SOLD]

Isn’t this ring cool? It is just a classic round silver ring but Rue loved it. We think it is size 7.5, but as you can see from the top shot there is a slight bend in the back – Rue was always tough on the jewelry. Naturally, like all of Rue’s silver, it could use a good...

Rue's Tulip Scarf [BACK ON THE SITE] [SOLD]

Rue’s red tulip scarf measures 58″ x 13″ and it is a memento you can easily wear yourself – whereas finding an occasion for Rue’s marabou mules or feathered boas can be more of a challenge. As a side note – in the picture we have posted, Rue is wearing her...

Blanche's Leather Mules [SOLD]

Rue owned several different pair of Onex mules from “The Golden Girls.” This pair has gold and bronze leather straps and are a size 8. The heel is three inches high. There is some wear as these were worn by Rue many times on the show (Photo of Rue wearing these on set thanks to...

Original Portrait of the "Girls" from Cocoanut Grove Party [SOLD]

Every so often a photo may catch the true nature of a person, but it is very rare that a photo can capture the true nature of FOUR people, and yet this one does. Look at their faces and you’ll see it plain as day. Certain character traits or truths are right there for everyone to see. ...

Rue's Elegant Black Bead and Rhinestone Chandelier Clips [SOLD]

Rue wore these 3″ long formal clips to the opening night party of “The Women” on Broadway. As a result, there are a lot of press images of her with these earrings. We recognize “Kramer” but not the other guy, do you know who he is? The women Rue was photographed...

Drop Pearl Earrings [SOLD]

Rue wore these earrings for a magazine photo shoot with her ex-husband. This was ex-hubby #1, the father of her child, and a man she’d been divorced from for over 30 years. Oh, Rue! Although her relationship choices are highly questionable, her fashion choices are not. The photo shoot...

Rue's Mixed Metal Baroque Agate Cuff [SOLD]

Rue loved this mixed metal bracelet because it always looked different, depending on how the light hit it. The stone, a baroque form polished agate, is about 1.5″ x 1″. The cuff itself is about 2″ tall and 2.5″ across, although it is flexible enough to wear on different...

Rue's Original Candid Photo of "The Girls" [SOLD]

Rue kept this 5″ x 7″ original photo on the wall of her California home; she kept her favorite shots from “The Golden Girls” all together in one area rather than have them spread all over the house. The thing that makes this photo stand out from all the others is that...

Rue's Original Publicity Postcard from Producers of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

When you have a hit television show in Hollywood, it becomes your calling card. The producers of “The Golden Girls” were proud of the unlikely success of this offbeat idea they took a chance on – an idea many told them they were nuts to pursue – and so they used this...

Rue's Original Disney Photograph with Mickey Mouse [SOLD]

Rue and the rest of “The Golden Girls” made a lot of money for The Disney Company and so they rewarded them with nice gifts, such as this professional portrait with Mickey Mouse. I’m quite certain Rue would’ve preferred a check, but what the heck, she took the picture. ...

Rue's Original 8" x 10" On Set Photo of "The Girls" with Senior Crew Members (Framed by Rue - yikes!) [SOLD]

The frame and matting are beautiful, but the framing job is not so great. First, she ripped the photo a tiny bit at the top, and second, just look at the back of the frame! Obviously, she preferred this portrait to whatever was originally in the frame, and so she just ripped whatever was there...

Rue's Tiffany & Co. Crystal Bowl [SOLD]

You can see this gorgeous Tiffany & Co. Bowl in the cabinet behind Rue’s head in the picture posted. If you’re able to NOT focus on her antlers, you can see this bowl above her left… um, …antler. Anyway, it is a lead crystal Royal Brierley piece and it is in...

Rue's Quintessentially '70s Ceramic Pitcher [SOLD]

Rue owned this little ceramic pitcher for decades. You can see it around her homes in pictures from way back in the 1970s; and that is no surprise considering the style of this piece is quintessentially ’70s. It has always held a place of honor in her homes, too. You can see it right in...

1980's Style Desk Lamp [SOLD]

Do you need a desk lamp? Believe it or not, this 80′s Style metal and glass designer light still works! It must have come from Rue’s California house because it is probably 20-years-old. The black parts are metal, and we’re talking a thick, real metal, not a cheap tin or...

Rue's Favorite Stuffed Animal from World Wildlife Fund [SOLD]

The World Wildlife Fund – one of the beneficiaries of Rue’s Will – gave this stuffed animal to her way back in 1985. Rue had it in her California homes and then moved it to her Manhattan apartment in the late ’90s. Rue adored this lemur for 25 years. (What did you...

Rue Made Kleenex Box Cover [SOLD]

We can not tell you just how long Rue spent creating this Kleenex box cover, but it was a LONG, LONG time. First of all, she was using this really thick fabric left over from covering an easy chair in her living room, and that stuff was like sewing through cement. Then, she built the cardboard...

"Maude" On Set Original Photograph [SOLD]

Rue was very proud of the work she did with those amazing actors on “Maude.” Here she is with Bea Arthur and the lovely Addrienne Barbeau in a still from a classic episode of the cutting-edge television show. Rue kept this 9″ x 7″ original, black and white photograph...

Rue's Corporate Pension Plan Register (With Original Signed Check!) [SOLD]

Rue was a professional from the very beginning and so she incorporated herself as soon as she started making a regular paycheck with “Maude.” Her corporation was called “RMCC” – can you figure out what that stood for? – and it remained in existence for over...

Rue's Original Signed AFTRA Agency Contract for 1991 - For Radio and Television Shows [SOLD]

Rue was a member of three unions: SAG, the Screen Actors Guild; AFTRA, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; and Equity, which is the Actors’ Equity Association. Even though she paid A LOT of dues, she was certainly happy with membership in all three when those rather...

NOW $80! Rue's Original Signed EQUITY Agency Contract for 1991 - Theatrical Performances [SOLD]

If you read the description for Rue’s AFTRA Contract you already know about her being a member of three unions and having to execute agency contracts for each one, and if you read the description for any of the other contracts you already know that since she incorporated herself she always...

Formal Portrait of Rue from 1930s [SOLD]

When Rue was a little girl, even before her sister was born, her Mother took her to Dallas, Texas to sit for a formal portrait. The photographer’s name looks to be “Bryarch” and we’ve never heard of him, but he did GREAT work! This is a beautiful portrait of a child,...

Rue's Hand-Painted Vintage Plum Plate [SOLD]

Are those even plums? We do not know for sure. But we do know it is a plate, we are positive of that fact. Also, we know that it is old, that Rue bought it during one of her trips to Europe, that she used it often, and kept it in the mahogany sideboard in her Manhattan apartment. What else? ...

Artist Signed Portrait of Rue as Madame Morrible in "Wicked" [SOLD]

The artist Nicolosi was a friend of Rue’s for many years. In fact, his first celebrity portrait – the genre he is now famous for – was of Rue; you’ve seen it many times since it is the image we use for the Estate of Rue logo. This framed, signed image was one of...

"Doodle" Script [SOLD]

As you probably know by now, Rue used to draw on the covers of her scripts during the weekly table reads for “The Golden Girls.” Rue called her drawings “Doodles” and this particular script has a really beautiful one. Rue drew some delicate flowers around the show title...

"Doodle" Script Masterpiece! [SOLD]

All of Rue’s drawings were original and unique, so it is difficult to compare and rank them. However, this “Doodle” script is a clear MASTERPIECE. Not only is almost the entire cover full of Rue’s artistic work, but she even signed it “Love, Rue McClanahan!”...

Last Episode Script Cover Page with Original Rue McClanahan Signature [SOLD]

Rue had Leslie Nielsen sign the cover of her copy of the last episode script for “The Golden Girls.” That was the two-part show he appeared in, married Dorothy, and ended the series. Rue ran copies of the cover with his signature and then signed each of the copies herself. She...

Cast Signed Script from Rue's Guest Appearance on "Alice" [SOLD]

Remember “Alice?” Rue made a guest appearance playing a Mother Goose-type character. Not only was Rue brilliant in the role, but she was brilliant as a business woman. Instead of using her script and tossing it – like many actors do – or even just saving it, she had...

Rue's Cast Signed "Murphy Brown" Script [SOLD]

Rue played this amazing character on “Murphy Brown,” a real bitch! Of course, she also put on her business woman hat while she was on set and stalked all the major players to get their signatures on her script. Rue’s script has Candace Bergen’s signature as well as Lily...

NOW $80! Tipper Gore Original Signed Letter [SOLD]

Rue was such a good sister. Her sister is a brilliant doctor and Rue wanted to help her get a government job. So, she wrote Tipper Gore and Tipper wrote her back. Remember Tipper? She wasn’t a big fan of rap music. Anyway,here is Tipper’s original signed letter to Rue, and we...

Original Signed Release for Use of "The Golden Girls" Footage [SOLD]

Did you ever wonder how it works when you see footage from a show pop up somewhere else? Well, this is how. Here is an original letter making an offer for use of some “Golden Girls” footage. Rue signed it, provided her social and tax I.D. for the corporation and sent in a copy to...

NOW $80! Someone Spots 16-Year-Old Rue's Star Quality (And Sends Her Parents a Letter!) [SOLD]

Rue was 16-years-old when she blew someone’s hair back in a high school performance. By that time, Rue already knew she was going to be a star someday – she didn’t know exactly how, but she knew it was going to happen – but she never said anything to anyone. Rue said:...

Rue's Solid Lead Crystal Dog (#1) [SOLD]

Isn’t this cute? Rue had two of these solid crystal dogs and she kept them with her other crystal figurines on glass shelves in the master bathroom of her Manhattan apartment. We’re going to offer them separately and then together for 20% off. Of course, if one sells we’ll...

Rue's Solid Crystal Dog (#2) [SOLD]

If you read the description for Dog #1 above you’ll have all the particulars on this little guy. As mentioned, the only difference is that this one does not have the little felt sliders on the bottom, or the sticker from “Orrefors Sweden.” They are definitely a pair though. ...

Rue's Cut Crystal Hors d'oeuvre Dish [SOLD]

Rue loved nice things and wasn’t afraid to use them. This gorgeous hors d-oeurve dish is about a foot long and it is heavy. It measures about 5.5″ wide at its widest, and then is slopes in to about 3.25″toward the ends. Rue kept the lead crystal piece in a mahogany sideboard...

Rue's "Oh My God, I'm Rich!" Highball Glasses [SOLD]

Here is the thing: as those of you have followed Rue’s Facebook Page (“The Official Rue McClanahan Memorial Facebook Page”) and this site know, Rue could drink out of a jelly jar and have a great time. However, she was a wealthy woman who liked to shop, and shop she did. As a...

NOW $80! Rue's Art Deco Vintage Goblets [SOLD]

For those of you who are fans of the Art Deco style – as was Rue – here is something for you. This pair of 6.5″ tall rare, vintage, pressed-glass goblets. The geometric, blocky rings around the bowl of the goblet is classic from that period, and then the fact that they have...

Rue's Glass Cream and Sugar Set (That Aren't Really a Set at All!) [SOLD]

We always thought this vintage, pressed-glass cream pitcher and sugar bowl were a set, but when we pulled them out to photograph we realized they are not. This is so Rue! She probably found one or the other first in an antique store and then bought the “partner” some place else. ...

Rue's Triangular Black Enamel's with Large Rhinestone [SOLD]

What is that animal Rue is holding? It is an endangered guinea pig? Whatever it is you can be sure Rue was doing all she could to raise money for it. Anyway, even if we can’t identify the critter, we can identify the earrings; they are 1.5″ x 1.25″ triangular enameled clips...

Rue's Gold and Silver-Toned Abstract Flower Ring [SOLD]

We recently sold a metal ring of Rue’s that she had purchased in Newport, California – the ring Rue said was “very expensive” – and we are wondering if this one is from that same trip and by the same artist. The reason: both have those little metal balls between...

Designer Jan Michaels' Metal and Hard Stone Creation [SOLD]

Rue wore this necklace one Thanksgiving to a dinner party at The Players’ Club in New York City – it is located in the townhouse which belonged to one of the founders of the members-only club, Edwin Booth, whose brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated President Lincoln… but we...

Loose Gemstone from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

As we’ve previously mentioned, Rue collected loose gemstones and had them made into custom pieces of jewelry. She kept her jewels in a faux alligator case and hid the case under a rack of clothes in the master bedroom closet of her Manhattan apartment. Can’t you just see her...

Rue's Vintage Victorian Sterling Silver and Marcasite Blue ? Ring [SOLD]

Is this a blue topaz? An aquamarine? We really don’t know. What we do know is that there are a couple of markings inside, and the ring is so old that they are too worn to be legible. However, the sterling silver band and face look great. All the marcasite is present and there are no...

Rue's Stunning Beaded Peacock, Tassel-Sleeved, Kimono-Style Wrap [SOLD]

We had some difficulty titling this post because, I mean, what do you call something like this? Rue had two of these pieces by the same designer, one green and this one in purple, and they are works of art. It takes a certain type of woman – or man (hey!) – to wear an item of...

From Rue's Extensive Caftan Collection [SOLD]

Picture it… You’re getting together with your friends or that special someone in your life, or even your pet, and you’re going to recline on the couch or in bed and watch a marathon of “The Golden Girls.” But first, you slip into one of Rue McClanahan’s...

Rue's Pink Sequined Flip Flops from "Hope & Faith" [SOLD]

Rue did a wonderful guest appearance on the show “Hope & Faith,” and her character wore these fun pink sequined flip flops in a bedroom scene with the two leads of the show. Naturally, Rue fell in love with the sequined pink creations and so she took them home with her. You...

Rue's Embroidered Tapestry [SOLD]

Rue had this reproduction – we think – embroidered tapestry for many years. Can you find it in the photo from when we moved a bunch of Rue’s stuff into the dining room? Anyway, the reproduction depicts the Medieval Flander’s “To My One Desire” scene from...

Signed Oscar de la Renta Clips [SOLD]

Doesn’t Rue look elegant in her signed Oscar de la Renta clips? We found a picture of Princess Lilian of Sweden wearing the same earrings, how about that? Anyway, these 1″ x 1.25″ earrings are signed by the designer twice: on the back of the earring itself and on the clip...

Gold Lamé Leather Bracelet [SOLD]

This photo of Rue leaves us with many questions, but primarily: what is up with that metallic gold wig? Has Rue lost her mind? Is she on drugs? But then we saw the fabulous gold lamé leather snap bracelet and realized it was just the ’80s. By the way, that silk top she is wearing is ...

Oct 1st - Native American Sterling Silver and Malachite Cuff (Price Dropped Four Times) [SOLD]

Day One of the October Bracelet Gamble. Do you buy now, or wait to see if the bracelet is here tomorrow for less? We’re leading off with a beautiful Native American sterling silver cuff that has a really unique feature; in addition to the perfect malachite oval cabochon stone, there are...

Oct 2nd - Mexican Alpaca and Onyx Bracelet (Price Dropped Once) [SOLD]

Day Two of the October Bracelet Daily Drop. Who took those pictures of Rue? Look at the framing. Were they drunk? Fainting while they were snapping? You can see that Rue even had a concerned look in her eyes. Anyway, you can see this vintage, pre-hispanic motif, Mexican alpaca bracelet on...

Oct 3rd - Vintage Sterling Silver and Marcasite Bracelet (Price Dropped Four Times) [SOLD]

Day three of Rue’s Bracelet Competition – do you wait it out and risk losing the piece forever to get a better deal, or do you make that move? Here we have a delicate, very feminine, vintage scroll work and stylized floral motif flexible link bracelet. The piece is sterling silver...

Oct 4th - Michaela Frey Team Bracelet from Vienna (Price Dropped ElevenTimes) [SOLD]

Day four of Rue’s Bracelet Spectacular – should you buy or wait and see? Rue was crazy about these Michaela Frey Team bracelets. Apparently, they are very unique and individual, and the process used to create these pieces is complicated and time consuming – many layers of...

Oct 5th - Pair of Rue's Brass "Boho-Style" Cuffs (Price Dropped Once) [SOLD]

The bracelet sale continues – prices are dropping and the first piece has sold. Let’s see what happens when we go with something less expensive to start with. Although this pair of bracelets may not be what you’d expect a “star” to wear, they are indicative of the...

Oct 6th - Rue's Vintage Sterling and Marcasite Purple Stone Bracelet (Price Dropped Four Times) [SOLD]

Two items have gone and Rue’s bracelet game continues – will you hit “BUY NOW” or wait until the bracelet you want is free? As you probably already know if you check in on this site, Rue loved vintage sterling pieces that were unique in some way – that was why she...

Oct 7th - Sterling Silver and ? Line/Tennis Bracelet (These aren't real diamonds, right?) [SOLD]

Rue’s bracelet adventure continues, and it is about to get dangerous. Here is the thing: Rue had several “tennis” or “line” bracelets. She specifically said one time: “One of them is real, but the rest are paste.” We’ve never understood what...

Lesbian Episode Silk Gown and Robe Set [SOLD]

When Rue would talk about the high caliber writing on “The Golden Girls” – which she always said was the MAIN reason it remained popular for so many years (that and her performance, of course!) – this episode was one of the examples she would site. “Danny Thomas is...

Three-Piece Washable Silk Outfit from Sperm Bank Episode [SOLD]

Sometimes Judy Evans, the costume designer on “The Golden Girls,” would shop outfits for the girls instead of custom make them. In fact, she told us that all of Betty and Estelle’s costumes were off-the-rack, but only a few of Rue’s and Bea’s pieces. This is one...

"Golden Palace" Three-Piece Chanel-Esque Suit with Hot Pink Trim (!) [SOLD]

When they moved “Blanche” out of the house in Miami into a hotel as a business owner for “The Golden Palace,” they took her out of the flowing silk robes and put her in a more structured wardrobe. Although the show didn’t make it, the clothes are a BIG HIT! ...

"Blanche's" Pink Gloria Vanderbilt Sling-Backs [SOLD]

“You, Sir, are a dirtbag!…Oh, it must be the heat.” Remember that from the episode of “The Golden Girls” entitled “The Actor?” Anyway, these are the pink leather Gloria Vanderbilt flats Rue was wearing at the time. There was tape with some writing on...

Oct 8th - Hinged Enamel Cuff in Shades of Purple, Peach and Lavender (Price Dropped Four Times) [SOLD]

The bracelet gamble is entering its second week and already five of the first seven have sold! Rue would be thrilled. Today we have her pastel enamel cuff and it is in excellent condition. The little rectangles of color have a pyramidal central raised gold-toned metal design that catches the...

Unbelievably Fabulous Pink Silk Gown and Crisp See-Through Cover Up [SOLD]

We have seen “Blanche” wearing this flowing silk gown and crispy cover up in several episodes spanning Seasons Five and Six. Rue LOVED this costume. How could anyone not love it? If you watch one of the episodes with her in it, you can see what fun she is having wearing it, too. ...

Rue McClanahan's Socio-Economic History as Told By Her Salt & Pepper Sets [SOLD]

For many years, Rue used the wooden salt shaker and pepper mill that were a gift from one of her many weddings. They were big and rigid, and the mill was difficult to use and stressful. Rue never would have selected the set for herself, but they were thrust upon her, like so many things during...

Rue's Depression Glass "Goji Berry Bowl" [BACK ON SITE] [SOLD]

As a threshold matter, what the heck is a goji berry? Rue was an absolute pusher when it came to these little red, chewy things. She would talk about antioxidants, free radicals, the fountain of youth, and then bring it all home by offering you a goji berry. ASIDE – the way this piece...

Rue's Signed Mastercard [SOLD]

For those of you who always warn us about identity theft when it comes to posting Rue’s credit cards, you’ll be glad to see that we took your advice and blurred (rather poorly) some key numbers. However, we think if anyone can actually pay for dinner or order something off the...

Oct 9th - Art Deco Silver Filigree Bracelet (Price Dropped Nine Times) [SOLD]

Here is a special bracelet for day 9 of Rue’s bracelet bash. While we know the price will drop each day on this piece, we are confident that someone will snap it up before too long. You seen this is exactly the type of piece that kept Rue strolling through antique stores all her life;...

Rue's Red Caftan [SOLD]

There are so many wonderful things about “One-Size-Fits-All.” First – as we’ve mentioned before – Rue had reached a certain level of advanced glamour and, although she could do it, she didn’t often want to put on an “outfit” with layers and...

NOW $80! Rue's Furry Black Top That Wasn't Really A Top [SOLD]

Rue was such a hoot! In 2005, “Steel Magnolias” was opening on Broadway and Rue was invited to the first performance and the red carpet opening night party after. Rue wore simple black stretch pants, comfortable black shoes, and a black furry top with a sparkly silver thread...

Oct 10th - Old Navajo Turquoise and "Spicy Oyster" Cuff (Price Dropped Eight Times) [SOLD]

Rue’s bracelet hootenanny is a third of the way through today – and some of the bracelets are getting down there in price. We are excited to see if any hang around long enough to go below $100! But at the same time, a few people have already emailed when a piece goes to express...

Rue's Monogramed Bathrobe from The Peninsula Hotel and Spa Bag from The Same [SOLD]

Unless Rue snuck off to Hong Kong without our knowing – highly unlikely – this robe is actually from the Midtown Manhattan Peninsula Hotel Spa. Even though she had no reason to stay at a hotel since she had her own gorgeous apartment a few blocks away, Rue would go ANYWHERE for a...

Sequined Evening Bag Rue Carried the Night She Signed Sardi's Caricature [SOLD]

Rue considered herself a theatre actress first and then a television actress. If she had to choose one over the other – despite her huge success on television out in California – she would’ve chosen New York City and the theatre. Thus, it was a great honor for her when...

Rue's Amazing Patchwork Cape (With an Eight Foot Swing!) [SOLD]

Talk about dramatic! Just look at this wool cape we found in Rue’s closet. This thing is 54″ long from collar to hem, and it has an 8-foot spread along the bottom from one side to the other. You’d pretty much HAVE to turn corners fast and throw your arms out so it opened...

Rue's Off-White Wool Cape [SOLD]

As a threshold matter, do you think Bea is…. um…. having a good time in this first photo? There is just something about the way she is holding Estelle, holding her cigarette (Oh, Bea!), and standing that makes us think it was a… um…fun night for Bea. Anyway, when we...

Oct 11th - Rue's 14K Gold and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet (Price Dropped Thirteen Times) [SOLD]

There are 20 bracelets still to come over the next 20 days, so if this isn’t the one you choose, don’t fret, there are more on the way. If you do choose this one, do you choose it today or wait until it goes down tomorrow, or down again the day after, or down even further the day...

Rue's Wine Velvet Egg Purse [SOLD]

Isn’t this an elegant little evening bag? Unlike most evening bags, you can actually carry more than a single Altoid in it, too! It is 5″ x 7″, so that seems really small, but then it is almost 3″ thick, and that’s where you get your space for a can of beer, or...

Lead Crystal Vase with a Story [SOLD]

Do you know how Rue and I met? I like to tell people “Rue and I met at Studio 54″ because it sounds so glamourous. It is true, too, we did meet there, but it was after its heyday, when it had been converted to an event space and back into a theatre – we were attending an...

Oct 12th - Hammered Metal Bangle with Rhinestone Detail (Price Dropped Eleven Times) [SOLD]

Rue’s bracelet extravaganza – buy today, or wait and get it for less tomorrow? You decide. Don’t you just love the photo of Rue riding in the Gay Pride Parade with her oversized sunglasses, parasol, and Chico’s hammered metal bangle? She looks so happy; she really had...

Oct 13th - Diamond and Baroque Pearl 14kt Gold Bracelet (Price Dropped Four Times) [SOLD]

Rue’s bracelet pageant rolls on, and here is a real beauty for your consideration. Should you pay full price, or wait until it is less, but how much less? Exactly how low will this bracelet go? No one knows. This is a 14kt gold piece with four sparkling genuine diamonds and a very...

Large Framed Magazine Cover [SOLD]

Rue is 54-years old in this picture – 54! She loved this magazine cover, as do we, but for different reasons. She loved her hair in this portrait, but we love the look in the eyes. This photo shoot produced some fabulous images of Rue in her prime and you can clearly see this is someone...

"Blanche's" Blue Silk Robe with Pink Roses [SOLD]

Here is another Judy Evans’ original, made for Rue McClanahan, and worn by her as the character “Blanche” in multiple episodes of “The Golden Girls.” This is a custom piece created out of hand-painted silk. The robe has kimono-style sleeves. Rue kept this...

Oct 14th - Hinged White Metal Bracelet with Sea Motif (Price Dropped Three Times) [SOLD]

Buy or wait? Buy or wait? What if you lose it? But you don’t want to waste money…Rue’s bracelet game; fun, right? Something is telling us that this bracelet is from one of Rue’s professional projects. It is the specific style of the piece – the sea motif...

Rue's Personal Framed Photo from Day She Bought Herself a Mercedes Benz [SOLD]

It is a BIG DEAL in anyone’s life when they can go out and buy themselves a brand new Mercedes Benz – and it certainly was for Rue. Rue hung on to her dream of becoming a successful actress for decades after any sane person would’ve thrown in the towel and taken a job with a...

"Sordid Lives'" Pillbox Hat - Made by Rue on Set! [SOLD]

You probably already know that Rue sewed, and you probably already know that she chose to keep busy all the time, that was why she was always “doodling” or crafting or writing or something. Well, did you know that while working on the series “Sordid Lives” – the...

1988 PeTA Humanitarian Award [SOLD]

This rarely happens, but I am crying while I post this item. I know, Rue has been gone for almost three and a half years, and it is perhaps odd that a possession could still have this impact, but let me explain. Rue did so much good for animals, all types of animals: of course dogs and cats,...

Oct 15th - Victorian Revival Five-Strand Bracelet (Price Dropped Five Times) [SOLD]

This one won’t last long, or will it? Is anything going to go below $100? Rue’s bracelet bacchanal is reaching the halfway point and exactly half of the bracelets have sold – very interesting. Or is it? Anyway, this bracelet is not for the timid, it is a five-strand, black...

Gift from "The Golden Girls" from Season One of the Show [SOLD]

Every year, Bea, Betty, Rue and Estelle picked out a gift that they could give to all the people that helped make the show happen: other cast members, crew, producers, the director, hair and makeup people, wardrobe workers, and anyone else who supported them and the production. During Season...

Oct 16th - HUMP DAY WITH THE BRACELET GAME - Rue's Trafari Modernist Cuff [SOLD]

We are halfway through Rue’s bracelet gamble and things seem to be going well. That gorgeous Michaela Frey FINALLY sold, what a relief! We were afraid it would go down to zero and Rue’s son would have us committed. We were trying to pick out an extra special bracelet to mark the...

Rue's Parasol [SOLD]

You’ve got to just love a woman who carries a parasol, right? Rue first came in possession of this interesting piece when it was given to her as a prop during the filming of the series “Safe Harbor” down in Florida. They tried to pry it out of her hands but she wasn’t...

Oct 17th - Rue's Jasper Link Bracelet (Price Dropped Nine Times) [SOLD]

Yesterday’s bracelet was posted for less than a minute when a fan with quick typing skills snapped it up in the U.K. We may have some more surprises on the way with Rue’s October Bracelet Diversion, so be sure to keep checking in. This is an interesting piece; does anyone even make...

Oct 18th - Mexican Alpaca Onyx Plaque Bracelet (Price Dropped Nine Times) [SOLD]

The most expensive and the least expensive bracelets sold over the last 24-hours; anything is possible with Rue’s Bracelet Affair. We’re going to start out on the low side for this unique piece and we’ll see how long it lasts. This is Rue’s Mexican alpaca onyx plaque...

Rue's Original Report Cards [SOLD]

We found some of Rue’s original report cards and this girl was a brain! Here we are offering one from 7th grade, along with a print of a photo we found of Rue outside school in 7th grade – and she wrote “7th Grade” at the bottom of the original; and an original...

We Don't Know What to Title This Lot; You've Got to See it for Yourself! [SOLD]

What in the heck goes on in the minds of young girls? They always blame the boys for being the “dirty” ones, but sweet & innocent LOOKING Eddi Rue McClanahan sure had a vivid imagination at a young age – and she used to insist she was “nothing like Blanche!” ...

Oct 19th - Rue's Butterscotch Bakelite Stretch Bracelet (Price Dropped Seven Times) [SOLD]

Rue’s Bracelet hootenanny is almost 2/3rds done, and with this treasure there will only be six bracelets active on the site – should you grab one while you still can or wait and see if it will drop further? The stress! This bracelet is an early version of plastic called bakelite. ...

Rue's First Edition of Georgia O'Keeffe's "One Hundred Flowers" [SOLD]

This is a beautiful large format coffee table book – it measures 16.5″ tall and is 11″ wide. Rue always had it displayed sideways on her book shelves because she loved the cover image and the book itself – you can see it in the background of the photos posted. Rue...

Oct 20th - Rue's Oscar de la Renta "Runway Bracelet" (Price Dropped Seven Times) [SOLD]

As we race into the last third of Rue’s bracelet nail biter, we thought we’d throw something over-the-top fabulous at you. Here is the decision: should you pay the rent or mortgage or buy this bracelet? Or, do you wait until it is low enough where you just need to blow off a...

Oct 21st - Rue's Really Nice Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue’s Bracelet Spectacle will start the 10-day count down to completion tomorrow; wait as long as it takes to get the price down where it works for you, but don’t wait too long or someone else will get YOUR bracelet! Today we have a piece that was very important to Rue – her...

Set of Six Pink Depression Era Sorbet-Style Champagne Glasses [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue collected Depression Era Glass in every color – we’ve posted an initial inventory shot from Rue’s living room so you can see PART of her collection. Rue actually had a rare matching set of six sorbet-style champagne glasses, and of course they...

Hand Made Spanish Figás Charger [SOLD]

The dining room in Rue’s California house sat 24 people, so when she was on a trip to Spain and wanted to buy some hand-painted chargers it was a major production that involved bushels of hay and old-time packing crates. But, she successfully got 24 of these one-of-a-kind, highly...

Rue's Lead Crystal Bridal Basket (We Ought To Title This: Much-Used Bridal Basket!) [SOLD]

As you may or may not know, Rue was married SIX TIMES! And, she was on her way to number seven when she died; Rue said, “Everyone knows seven is a lucky number.” Oh, Rue! Anyway, here is a beautiful crystal piece that we all had a chuckle about when we first learned it is called a...

Oct 22nd - Rue's Hinged Fox Bracelet from College (Price Dropped Six Times) [SOLD]

We are heading into the countdown with Rue’s Bracelet Brouhaha and today’s bracelet marks only 10 left; do you buy or wait for the price to drop? Look what happened to yesterday’s bracelet; you never know. Rue owned and wore this bracelet for over 50 years! She got the...

Set of 10 Melamine Plates [SOLD]

Rue liked plates that were relatively indestructible for when we ate out in the yard. We ate on a brick patio out there, and it wasn’t uncommon for things to hit the bricks, literally, and so we tried to use either her green plates or one of these when we were heading out back. You can...

Rue's Espresso Machine with Accessories and Cups and Saucers [SOLD]

Rue LOVED coffee and espresso and she drank it all day long – part of the reason almost every piece of paper is stained with a saucer ring or just a flat out coffee spill – she usually drank decaf because she really enjoyed the flavor of a well made espresso and wasn’t after...

Oct 23rd - Rue's Gorgeous Mexican Vermeil and Turquoise Stone Bracelet (Price Dropped Six Times)[SOLD]

This makes nine bracelets left in Rue’s October Bracelet Pageant, and what a gorgeous number we have today. This is a Mexican “Veremeil” piece, and what that means is that it is sterling silver which has been gilded with gold. The vibrant turquoise against the gold is really...

Rue & Morrow's Wedding Clock [SOLD]

Rue and her sixth husband Morrow were married at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan on Christmas Day of 1997. One of the guests presented the two of them with this wall clock that commemorated the occasion of their union. Although the marriage didn’t last, the clock is still going strong. ...

NOW $80! Rue's Jacuzzi Tub Items [SOLD]

As you can see in the photo posted, Rue had several built in shelves next to the Jacuzzi Tub in her master bathroom – by the way, I moved into Rue’s apartment after she passed and I did use that tub once, it was wonderful, but I am more of a shower guy and what you can’t see in...

Oct 24th - Rue's Sterling Silver Marcasite and Blue Stone Link Bracelet (Price Dropped Four Times) [SOLD]

This makes eight bracelets left in Rue’s Bracelet Folly – wait to buy until the price is where you want it to be, but don’t wait too long… Here we have a 7.5″ flexible link bracelet. The piece is made out of sterling silver and is stamped 925. The nine links have...

Rue's Fireplace Tools [SOLD]

Is anyone going to buy these fireplace tools because they are fireplace tools and they need a set? Or, are you going to buy these because they were Rue McClanahan’s fireplace tools, and Rue McClanahan was “Blanche” on “The Golden Girls?” I mean, that’s kind...

Rue's Vintage A.S. Strommen Bruk Hamar Norwegian Sewing Box [SOLD]

Did you know Rue sewed? Her Grandmother was a seamstress and taught both Rue and her sister Melinda to sew. Rue had a lot of sewing accessories and she kept a pile of them in this vintage expandable sewing box. Didn’t everyone’s family have one of these in it? I certainly recall...

Rue's Wood and Glass Mirrored Curio Cabinet [SOLD]

As you are well aware by now, Rue was a collector of many things and so she needed shelves to store and show her treasures. This 32.5″ x 18″ curio cabinet hung on the wall between her kitchen and living room in her Manhattan apartment. I have seen everything from Depression Era...

Oct 25th - Rue's Thick Sterling Cuff With Asian Characters (Price Dropped Twice) [SOLD]

We are now in the final week of Rue’s Bracelet Reverie and that means this piece is one of seven remaining bracelets – we do hope you get the one you want at a price that works for you! Here we have Rue’s thick sterling silver cuff with shadow oxidized Asian characters. This...

Oct 26th - Rue's Boho Mixed Metal Abstract Cuff (Price Dropped Seven Times) [SOLD]

Five pieces after this one in Rue’s Bracelet Bedlam – it is a crazy making balance between resisting the buy until the price goes down without waiting too long so that you end up with nothing. Here is an interesting, one-of-a-kind abstract piece from the 1970s. This mixed metal...

Rue's Turkish Copper Watering Can [SOLD]

Rue kept a lot of plants in the house and this was the watering can she used to water them. She bought it online from a big company called IMAX, and she selected this can because she loved the weathered look and the patina that copper takes on over time. This watering can was always on the...

Rue's Gorilla Up for Adoption [SOLD]

Okay, we’re not saying Rue’s gorilla misses her and is sad – although in that second to last picture he sure looks like it, doesn’t he? – we’re just saying that he is used to hanging out with large groups of other stuffed animals that belonged to Rue on beds...

Oct 27th - Rue's Wide Hinged Gold Plate with Blackened Ground Bracelet (Price Dropped Five Times) [SOLD]

Four pieces left after this one in Rue’s Bracelet Bout. Buy soon, or you could miss the boat with respect to the bout. This is a wide hinged cuff, it measures a smidgen over an inch wide. Inside, front-to-back it is 2″ and side-to-side about 2 3.8″. The bracelet has a...

Rue's Vintage Sky Blue Crystal Perfume Bottle (UPDATE - We Found the Bottle!)[SOLD]

You know how every once in awhile we get kind of nervous that we are selling something that could be worth a fortune for too little, this is one of those times. We simply don’t know anything about antique perfume bottles and the prices on the internet run from reasonable into the...

Oct 28th - Rue's Ornate German Jet Filigree Reverse Bracelet [SOLD]

There are only three bracelets after this one in Rue’s October Bracelet Madness – don’t start freaking out yet, but you might want to think about making that move. The prices will fall, but only to a certain point, so don’t miss that point. Here we have a very old,...

NOW $80! Rue's General Moa Style Chinese People's Cap from 'Boy Meets World" [SOLD]

Rue wore this black General Moa Chinese People’s Cap as part of her “cool granny” costume when she appeared on “Boy Meets World” in 1993. We had it posted as a personal item of clothing in “Rue’s Closet” until a fan identified it for us (and by...

Rue's Black Disney Sweatshirt [SOLD]

Okay, I have something to tell you and you can’t tell anyone, agreed? Many people complain about Disney being too big and this cold corporate entity, or whatever, but Rue never did. Rue was grateful Disney was there to make sure that certain shows and movies she appeared in could come...

Oct 29th - Rue's Möbius Strip Bangle (Price Dropped Twice) [SOLD]

We’re down to the last three bracelets in Rue’s October Bracelet Leap of Faith – every day you pass you are taking a chance that tomorrow it will be gone. Isn’t this fun? Look what happened with yesterday’s bracelet, someone snapped it right up! Let’s see...

Oct 30th - Another One of Rue's Michaela Frey Team Gold and Enamel Bangles (Price Dropped Once) [SOLD]

Here we are, the penultimate bracelet in Rue’s October Bracelet Festivity. We posted one of Rue’s Michaela Frey Team bangles early on in this adventure and the price dropped ELEVEN TIMES before it sold. We doubt that will happen this time, but you never know and that’s what...

Oct 31st - Rue's Rhinestone Bangle (Price Dropped Once) [SOLD]

We made it! Rue’s October Bracelet Harvest is complete – 31 bracelets in 31 days, with prices falling daily until each one sells. As of today, including this one, there are five bracelets still active on the site. We saved this one for last not because it is particularly fine or...

Rue's Black Hooded Raincoat [SOLD]

Do you need a good raincoat? How about Rue McClanahan’s black hooded raincoat? It was made by a company called “Gallery” and it is a petite size 12P. It is 3′ 11″ long from collar to hem and is in good condition. I think Rue is wearing it in the photo of the two...

Rue's Red Hooded Raincoat and Matching (Sort of) Red Hat [SOLD]

Rue wore this red Travel Smith raincoat and red hat together for years, so I assumed they were a set. Although the coat came with a nice travel bag, so you can fold it away and carry it with you, it did NOT come with the hat; that was made by a company called Pantropic. The coat is a...

Rue's Italian Crystal Butterfly Necklace from Book Tour [SOLD]

Rue wore this butterfly pendant around her neck during one of her book tours for her memoir “My First Five Husbands…And the Ones Who Got Away.” In fact, that first framed photo was an image a fan sent in – she was at the signing and met Rue that day in 2007 down in...

Rue's Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Necklace [SOLD]

Isn’t this spectacular? It is another one of those mysterious “A R” pieces with the shell logo between the letters on the little brass tag. As we’ve mentioned before – and we wish we were paying closer attention now that we see how many pieces Rue collected that...

Rue's Watermelon Pin from the '70s [SOLD]

We can’t tell who that guy is with Rue in the pictures from the ’70s – it could be her forth husband, “The Greek” – but obviously, they are heading out to a Halloween party. We also have no idea what their costumes are supposed to be – this definitely...

Rue WAS "Blanche" Letter from College [SOLD]

Rue used to argue that she was “nothing like the character Blanche.” However, we have come upon this 60-year-old-letter Rue wrote her family from college that is DEFINITELY the smoking gun which proves she was EXACTLY like “Blanche.” The writers of “The Golden...

Rue's American Legion Certificate [SOLD]

Even way back when she was a little girl – when she was still Eddi Rue McClanahan – people were spotting special qualities in Rue. Here is an Award given to her back in Junior High School because she displayed certain character traits that the people at The American Legion felt...

Rue's Pig Adoption Certificate and Crystal Pig [SOLD]

Rue’s tiny crystal pig doesn’t have a tail – we don’t know if its tail was lost or if in never had one, but why wouldn’t it have had one? – other than that, this is the perfect lot. I mean, what could be better than Rue McClanahan’s personalize Adoption...

Rue's Vintage Sterling and Marcasite Floral Pin [SOLD]

As you’ve certainly caught on to by now, Rue LOVED vintage sterling and marcasite pieces – she collected them. Here is an old sterling silver pin that she adored for two reasons: one, it had the vintage sterling marcasite thing going on; and two, it also had the girlie flower thing...

One of Rue's Original Signed Doodles [SOLD]

Rue loved to doodle and she could often be found doing so between takes and while waiting for action to commence. This particular piece is 20-years-old and measures 10″ x 12″. This doodle wasn’t done in Rue’s “normal” intricate style, rather, this piece...

Rue's Givenchy "Ice" Necklace (NOTE - New Images Found) [SOLD]

Just in case you’re not already convinced what a total dork I am, have I got a story for you. In the early 2000s, Rue hosted the Drama Desk Awards and her personal shopper and dresser, Vangeli – shown with Rue in the dressing room of the Broadway Show “The Women” (she is...

Rue's "Wicked" Red Shoes [SOLD]

Rue wore these red shows during her time as “Madame Morrible” in the Broadway Show “Wicked.” Rue was in the show from May of 2005 until January of 2006, and this is one of two pairs of these size 8.5 Donald Pliner flats that she wore on stage at The Gershwin Theatre. ...

Several of Rue's Beach Bags [SOLD]

Here is a great way to knock three people off your Christmas List with one swoop – give them each one of Rue’s beach bags. Of course, going to the beach isn’t required, each of them would make a great everyday tote. The striped one measures 14.5 x 21.5″ – it is...

Rue's Big Ceramic Bowl (NYC Area Only) [SOLD]

This is another one of those pieces we think will have to go to someone in the NYC area because we’re going to hand deliver it. The bowl is very thick and heavy, perfectly durable, but this piece is so large already, we don’t think it would be sensible to pack it the way it would...

Gift from Producers of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

The producers of “The Golden Girls” gave out gifts during production of each season, and during Season Four, this was the gift Rue received from them. This embroidered canvas gym bag measures 9″ x 18″ and is about 8.5″ wide. It has lots of zippered pocket and...

A Pair of Rue's Dolls [SOLD]

Rue had a lot of dolls, stuffed animals, and toys around her houses. She always said it was for when friend’s children came over to play, and that was probably true, but it wasn’t the only reason. Rue McClanahan had so many items around that one typically associates with small...

Fine Porcelian Doll from "The Collection of Rue McClanahan" [SOLD]

In addition to the dolls Rue kept around for visiting children and to play with and love herself, she also collected dolls. This little porcelain doll is from her private collection and the Certificate of Authenticity will reflect that fact. It is in perfect condition – Rue protected...

Rue's Frogs (With Turtle and Bunny Involvement) [SOLD]

Yeah, it was a challenge to title this lot, but all the items have a couple of things in common: one, they were all owned by Rue McClanahan; and two, she kept them all in the back yard of her Manhattan apartment. The biggest item – the frog couple with the personalized sign –...

Rue's Drama-Causing Wind Chimes [SOLD]

Like Kathleen Turner’s character in “Body Heat,” Rue loved wind chimes. The yard of her California home was full of them, and she even had several chimes in the yard of her Manhattan apartment. There were many large glass doors and windows that opened onto the yards of both...

Rue's Christmas Reindeer [SOLD]

Rue displayed these handmade reindeer every Christmas for over 25-years. She started out with eight back in the early ’80s, and you can just barely see the legs of a few of them in the photo from a recent Holiday Season in her NYC apartment. The male measures 15.5″ high by...

Rue's Vintage Hair Tools [SOLD]

As a professional actress, Rue was usually attended to by professional hair and makeup people, but not always. In fact, since she did have to often pull herself together for an event or appearance, she would ask the pros to recommend or even give her certain tools. As a result, she accumulated...

One of Rue's Few Remaining Doodle Scripts [SOLD]

There aren’t too many of these treasures left, and once they are gone, they are gone forever. Here is your chance to own one of Rue’s original scripts from “The Golden Girls,” complete with one of her gorgeous “doodles” on the cover. The script comes with a...

NOW $80! Limited Edition Copy of Rue's Doodle Script from "The Golden Girls," Episode #116 - "Great Expectations" - ONLY TWO AVAILABLE FOR BIRTHDAY SALE! [BOTH SOLD]

Here is something new. People have been asking for copies of certain items since we first launched Rue’s site, and now we finally got the okay to release a limited number (10) of complete copies of one of Rue’s scripts. We chose #116 “Great Expectations” since there are...

"Blanche's" Blue Silk Outfit with Purple Keith Haring-Esque Lines [SOLD]

This two piece silk outfit was designed by “Pérez” and worn by Rue during Season 2, Episode 4 of “The Golden Girls” – when Rose kills Old Lady Klaxton; what a hoot! Comes with prints of the screen grabs shown and a Certificate of Authenticity.

NOTE: We were ...

"Daily Variety" Full Page Spread at End of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Right after “The Golden Girls” finished production – after seven glorious seasons – Rue took a full page in the “Daily Variety” paper to pay homage to the producers of the show: Paul Witt, his wife and the creator of the show, Susan Harris, and Danny’s...

Rue's Eight Strand Pearl Necklace She Wore With Bea at GLAAD Awards [SOLD]

Although this necklace isn’t technically from “The Golden Girls,” because Rue wore it with an appearance she made along with Bea Arthur – and we have an excellent portrait of the two of them together with the necklace clearly visible – the piece has become linked to...

"Blanche's" Taupe Leather Mules [SOLD]

Rue wore these leather mules in many episodes of “The Golden Girls.” The “Onex” brand shoes are size 8M and they have 3″ heels. The mules come with prints of the screen grabs shown and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$1,250

Rue's Velvet Headband with Marabou [SOLD]

Here is another piece that, although not worn on the show “The Golden Girls,” it was worn to an event with “The Girls,” and thus it found its place in this section of Rue’s site. In fact, as you can see from the images posted, Rue wore this piece many times over...

"The Golden Girls" Signed Cast and Crew Gift for 1990 [SOLD]

Rue had a “thing” for pigs and so she played no small part in selecting the cast and crew gift distributed by “The Girls” for the 1990 Season – a solid brass piggy bank! Rue hung on to two of these pigs and here is the first one. It comes in the original box with...

Sweatshirt Worn by "Blanche" in FINAL EPISODE of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Wow, did we almost screw up big time on this item! As you may or may not have noticed, we try and steam and/or press items when we put them on the mannequin – Gladys – and photograph them for the site. The reason that this particular piece is wrinkled and there are only two shots,...

Sweatshirt with Image of Rue on Front - Gift from Bea Arthur [SOLD]

Rue and Bea met and started working together way back in 1972 and they hit it off from the very beginning. Their friendship spanned 37 years. After seven years with “Maude” they worked together another seven on “The Golden Girls.” Even after it went off the air though,...

Three Piece Outfit from Season Seven of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

“Blanche” is wearing this three piece outfit in the episode where she and Rose are holding the talent tryouts for the telethon – what a hoot! Rue kept this costume in her Manhattan apartment and she actually wore it over the years. In fact, when she put on weight in her later...

Rue's Original Script from "The Golden Girls" with Extreme Doodling [SOLD]

This script has more art than any other script Rue doodled on over the years. I placed it side-by-side with another script just so you can really see all the work on the cover. We don’t know if there were a lot of delays that week during the table read or what, but we do know that Rue...

Rue's Personal Address Book with All "The Girls" Inside [SOLD]

Remember address books? They are soon to be a thing of the past, but even if not, this one would be a collector’s dream – it belonged to Rue McClanahan and has all of her personal contacts and friends inside – including all of “The Golden Girls.” We had to place a...

Rue's His and Hers TV Land Bathrobes [SOLD]

TV Land loves “The Golden Girls” and Rue loved TV Land. She loved them because they run the type of television shows she enjoyed. She loved them because they flew her out to California and gave her a TV Land Award, and she got to hang out with her friends again. And, Rue loved TV...

Enamel Butterfly Medallion on a Gorgeous Beaded Necklace [SOLD]

This necklace is absolutely beautiful. It is a one-of-a-kind piece – by that mystery artist who created many of Rue’s custom pieces – and it is made of fine and unique materials. There are silver and gold beads, glass or mineral beads, and even large enamel beads on the...

Sterling Silver and Turquoise Rock Choker [SOLD]

Rue collected American Indian Jewelry and this turquoise boulder and sterling silver bead necklace was one of her favorite pieces. We aren’t sure what the cord is that holds it all together – treated leather? – but the intricate knotting design and the mother-of-pearl/silver...

"Blanche's" Lavender Silk Two-Piece Outfit [SOLD]

This silk two-piece outfit is from a line called “Stuart Sport,” and it was purchased by the costume department at NBC for Rue to wear on “The Golden Girls.” Usually, Rue’s costumes were custom designed and made by Judy Evans, but this outfit so clearly screamed...

Silver Metal Chain Necklace [SOLD]

Rue wore this necklace to a charitable event with Tippi Hedren – remember her? She was in some of Alfred Hitchock’s films; most famously “The Birds,” but also one of my all-time favorites, “Marnie.” This link chain necklace is 38″ long, so Rue used to...

Christmas Themed "Doodle" Script [SOLD]

Twenty four years ago – in December of 1989 – “The Golden Girls” were sitting around a table reading through this script. Rue was, obviously, getting into the Christmas spirit because she doodled a Christmas themed doodle on the cover of her script that week. This was...

Rue's Deep Purple Tumbled Amethyst Necklace [SOLD]

Here is another beautiful necklace by Rue’s favorite jewelry designer – a person whose name we don’t even know! Do YOU recognize the work, or have any idea who this mysterious “A. R.” is? How about Anne Rice? Perhaps she is supplementing her book royalty checks...

Really Old Unique Silver Ring [SOLD]

This is an amazing old – very old – ring of Rue’s, and it is obviously a one-of-a-kind. We don’t know it it was cut off of her finger, or off of a prior owner’s, but at some point the back was opened up. You could easily get this sealed again at a jeweler, but...

Rue's Vintage Bakelite Swivel Makeup Mirror [SOLD]

There are a number of cool things to tell you about this piece. First, the item itself is interesting in that it is a wall-mount OR free-standing makeup mirror. Second, even though it is a very old item, it is in excellent condition with no cracks or knicks – and remember, Rue was hard...

NOW $80! Pair of Rue's Blue Gems (Back on Site) [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Rue collected loose gemstones, and then would have the rocks made into custom jewelry. You can see her kneeling by a table in her California house selecting a few from a visiting jeweler. She bought them all over the world, too, and kept them in a snazzy...

Vintage Dior Clips [SOLD]

Here is a pair of Rue’s classic Dior clips with a fabulous portrait. What more could anyone want? Rue’s earrings come with a print of the portrait and a Certificate of Authenticity.

$325

Large Hat from Agatha Christie's "The Man in the Brown Suit" [SOLD]

Rue made this movie in the late ’80s and she had it built into her contract that she got to keep her costumes – good thing, too, because this hat is fabulous! It is a size 7 and measures 18″ across. The hat was made by New York hat designer Michelle Jaffé. There is a metal ...

Rue's Early Hoselton Swan Sculpture [SOLD]

This is a very graceful and elegant piece that Rue loved and owned for more than 25-years. You can see the swan on the mantle of one of her California homes back in the early ’80s – that’s her first husband with her, and this photo was taken more than 30-years after they...

Rue's British Colonial Era Brass and Mosiaic Bangle from India [SOLD]

Just over 40-years ago, Rue made her first trip to England. She was cast in a multitude of roles with a few other American actors and they spent some weeks abroad performing “The Raree Show” – she had the poster framed and kept it the rest of her life. Rue absolutely adored...

One of Rue's Loose Gem Stones [SOLD]

What is it? A tourmaline? A tsavorite garnet? Chrome diopside? Fluorite? As usual, we have no idea. We don’t think it is an emerald – remember, we found a receipt for a 3-carat emerald and tore up Rue’s house until we found the stone wrapped in a tissue in a junk drawer...

Bracelet (Diamond?) from Cover Shoot of Rue's Memoir [SOLD]

Okay, remember during the October Bracelet Event, how we told you Rue once said only one of her tennis bracelets were “real?” We aren’t necessarily sure if Rue knew what was real or not, particularly since she had so many suitors, fiances, and husbands piling jewelry on her...

Rue's Mixed Metal and Polished Agate Cuff [SOLD]

Rue had another mixed metal bracelet similar to this one that we already sold, apparently she liked the piece so much she had a backup. Although the pounded metal cuff and brass and copper robe details are similar to the other piece, the polished agate stone is singular. This bracelet’s...

Rue's Five Pressed Glass, Depression Era Stemware - With Bubbles! [SOLD]

Aren’t these fabulous? Sure, they are interesting at first glance – as most old glassware can be – but when you really look at them is when you realize how cool they actually are. Rue found five matching stemware glasses and they ALL have bubble defects inside. You can see...

Collection of Rue's Coasters [SOLD]

This is a rather unusual group of items – some of Rue’s coasters. First, there is a handmade doily-type coaster that was made by Rue way back in the ’70s – naturally, there is coffee spilled on it! Second, as you might already know, Rue had a great working relationship...

Rue's Last Michaela Frey Team Bracelet [SOLD]

As you might recall from the bracelet event in October, Rue collected these Michaela Frey Team bracelets from Austria – she started when she was over there doing a show the year “The Golden Girls” ceased production. Each piece is made of the finest materials and created from a...

Rue's Metal Thing (and the Painter Story) [SOLD]

Having been married six times, Rue had many items that you probably wouldn’t buy for yourself, those nice yet unusual things you sometimes receive as wedding gifts – this is one of those classic pieces. Rue had the… the what? metal leaf tray? …for decades and she...

Vintage Sterling Cuff [SOLD]

This half-inch thick vintage cuff is in need of a good polishing. However, because it is sterling silver, when someone gives it the care it deserves, it is going to sparkle! Rue never polished her silver, she didn’t have time, and she rather liked the patina sterling pieces get with age....

Rue's Pair of Ruby Red Crystal Goblets [SOLD]

Aren’t these beautiful? This pair of 8″ high, cut crystal goblets are part of Rue’s extensive Depression Era Glass Collection – you can see them in the images posted from the original inventory of her Manhattan apartment. These are old, but they are in really good...

Rue Made Pillbox Hat from "Sordid Lives" [SOLD]

As you probably already know, the final series Rue made in her life was the hilarious “Sordid Lives.” Rue had a blast with the cast and crew and raved about the creator, Del Shores, and all her co-stars. While on the set, Rue hand sewed a bunch of pillbox hats she designed for her...

NOW $80! Original Polaroid from Wardrobe Department of TV Series "The Lot" (with Rue's Note Attached) [SOLD]

We thought this could make a unique and interesting framed piece. First, there is an original Polaroid from a 1999 television series Rue was in called “The Lot.” Since it is a Polaroid, this is the only copy in the world. Second, and even cooler, is a handwritten note that Rue...

Rue's Original Cast Signed "Wicked" Poster [SOLD]

This is Rue’s original signed “Wicked” poster; she had a few of them and this is the LAST ONE! Keep in mind, it is not only an original signed poster from one of the biggest Broadway hits in history, it is an original signed poster owned by a star – Rue McClanahan. Rue...

Rue's Signed and Framed PeTA Article [SOLD]

This is a one-of-a-kind original, and a possession that was VERY dear to Rue’s heart. As you may know, Rue did a lot of work raising money for and awareness about animals and the issues that impact their lives. Did you know she was the first celebrity to sign on to support the then new...

One of Rue's Antique Cracked Glaze Porcelain Platters from England [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Rue loved delicate, feminine items, particularly those with little flowers on them – this old hand-painted platter is exactly one of those pieces Rue could NOT pass up in an antique store. Rue’s doorman told us he always knew when Ms. McClanahan was...

NOW $80! Rue's White Ceramic Pitcher [SOLD]

We love it when a piece is so unique that you can clearly spot it in the background of photos containing Rue – that way there is CLEAR provenance and it makes our task so much easier. That is the case with this item, Rue’s 6″ high white ceramic pitcher can be seen clearly in...

Rue's Feathered Boa Used in her Musical - "Oedipus, Schmedipus, As Long As You Love Your Mother" [SOLD]

Rue’s second husband was her best friend, both before and after the marriage. Years beyond the divorce the two came back together to collaborate on a farcical musical entitled: “Oedipus, Schmedipus, As Long As You Love Your Mother.” Creating, producing and then having a...

Rue's German Text Book from College - Heavily Annotated [SOLD]

This adorable little German textbook is almost 70-years old – Rue used it 60-years ago while a student at The University of Tulsa – and yet there it was, on a shelf in the library of Rue’s Manhattan apartment. After reading Rue’s journals from her college years, we...

NOW $80! Lot's of Rue's Bowls [SOLD]

Here we have eight of Rue’s everyday bowls – one set she owned and used for decades and the other she had purchased in the ’00s. The older bowls are made of “melamine,” which we suspect is a nice word for plastic. The big bowl is 8″ across and 3″ high,...

Rue's Personalized John Hart Luggage [SOLD]

Rue was an early member of the Jet Set in that she was hopping on and off planes from the 1950s forward. As a result, she always bought durable, high-quality luggage. This is one of the last sets she used in this lifetime – two pieces designed by John Hart. As a seasoned flyer, and...

NOW $80! Original "Maude" Behind-the-Scenes Photograph with John Wayne and Conrad Bain [SOLD]

Rue enjoyed working on “Maude” and it is clear to see this fact in the personal photos she saved over the years. This original 3.5″ x 5″ photo was special to Rue, and has historical significance, for a number of reasons: First, it shows what fun the stars and guest stars...

Rue's Pair of Depression Era Pink Glass Cups and Saucers [SOLD]

Here is a pair of Rue’s delicate pink Depression Glass cups and saucers from her extensive Depression Era Glass collection. The pieces have an etched shamrock design and are in excellent condition. The two cups and saucers will appear on one Certificate of...

Rue's Original Signed Script from "The Love Boat" - With Two Other MAJOR Star Signatures [SOLD]

We’ve mentioned before how smart Rue was and what foresight she had way back in the day, and this script is a prime example of that keen sense of who was who and what was what playing out. Before she signed on “The Golden Girls,” Rue was making appearances here and there and...

Rue's Original Signed Script from "The John Larroquette Show" - With Amazing "Golden Girls" Connection [SOLD]

You’re not going to believe this one! Rue was asked to appear on an episode of “The John Larroquette Show” in the mid-’90s, and she appeared with none other than Estelle Getty and Betty White! You can see on the inside cast list of the script, Betty had already signed...

Rue's Original Signed Script from "Ladies Man" - Signed by Betty White, too! [SOLD]

Even after she moved from California back to New York City, Rue was willing to fly cross-country for her pal Betty White. Betty was doing another series entitled “Ladies Man” and she asked Rue to appear – twice! She also asked Estelle and, again, just like with “The...

NOW $80! Rue's Depression Era Glass Pink Bowl [SOLD]

This pink bowl from Rue’s Depression Era Glass collection measures 8.25″ across and is 3″ high. You can see the piece in the “Pink Glass Inventory” image taken in the living room of Rue’s Manhattan apartment – it is all the way to the left – and...

NOW $80! One of Rue's Green Depression Glass Plates [SOLD]

This almost 8″ across, green, Depression Era Glass plate is from Rue’s collection of the same. You can see the plate in the initial inventory photo toward the back in the middle row; and you can see Rue’s boa wrapped ashes watching over the entire inventory process. This...

Rue's Vintage Iridescent Bowl [SOLD]

Rue adored this old piece because of the iridescent quality to its finish. The piece is 7.5″ across and stands about 2″ high, and the base ring is 2.5″ wide. Every time you look at this bowl it appears different; sometimes it is brown, sometimes more red, and then there are...

NOW $80! Rue's Photo ID and Room Key Card in Cunard Cruise Line Case [SOLD]

We don’t know if the Cunard Line does this for everyone or not, but Rue was given a nifty little leather case with the Cunard Line Emblem on the front to hold her identification and room key card when she went on a cruise in 2001. With the case, photo ID and room key card, we’ll...

NOW $80! Rue's YWCA Photo ID [SOLD]

“The Golden Girls” had their version of working out, Rue had her personal way of working out in her California home – in her private gym with a cat keeping count – and then she had her way of working out in NYC; Rue went to the YWCA in her neighborhood just like any other...

NOW $80! Rue's Metal "Life Member" Card in Mysterious Magic Society [SOLD]

We have no clue how or when Rue became involved with this private club out in California, she NEVER talked about it. All we know is that when we were going through her possessions we found her “Life Member” card in this strange magic society out in California. We found a little...

NOW $80! Rue's Signed Photo from The O'Jays [SOLD]

Rue made a movie in 2003 entitled “The Fighting Temptations.” She worked with Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, and The O’Jays, among others. Rue enjoyed herself on the picture, adored Beyoncé and her mother, and was thrilled to meet these musical giants. The O’Jays p...

Rue's Certificate and Medal for First Place in 1952 Radio Speech Tournament [SOLD]

We came across this 8.5″ x 10″ First Place Certificate in one of Rue’s old files from her school days and then, amazingly, we found the medal she was presented that same day in 1952 in one of her jewelry boxes. The 1.25″ x 5/8ths inscribed medallion isn’t marked as...

Rue's Canadian Work Permit from "Wonderfalls" [SOLD]

Rue appeared in an episode of the television series “Wonderfalls” in 2003; although the episode didn’t air until 2004, it was made in ’03 up in Canada. This is Rue’s 7.25″ x 8″ original work permit which gave her permission to be employed in Canada. It...

NOW $80! A Birthday Card from When Rue Turned 7-Years Old [SOLD]

We’ve been writing on here from the beginning that Rue saved EVERYTHING! Now do you believe us? Rue held on to this birthday card from her 7th birthday for 69-years – and she even kept the original envelope! It would appear that holding on to things runs in the family because her...

Rue's Original Social Security Card Stub with Pamphlet - Stub from '48 and Pamphlet Mid '50s [SOLD]

We don’t know if Social Security Cards even come with these “stubs” anymore, but they did back in the’40s and ’50s. Rue received this pamphlet from The Social Security Administration with her new card in the ’50s. Due to the timing, we believe this...

NOW $80! Two of Rue's Stellar Report Cards - One from High School and One from College [SOLD]

For the record, Rue was one smart cookie, and she always was. Just look at those grades! Keep in mind, when she was pulling all these A’s she was also learning to dance, act, bake, sew, garden and flirt with boys on the side. We love the way they break down what the letter grades...

NOW $80! Rue's Delicate Sterling Silver and Moonstone Ring [SOLD]

Oh no, we did what the professionals have been telling us all along NOT to do – we cleaned a piece. In our defense, this sterling silver ring of Rue’s was so tarnished we couldn’t even tell if the silver work was corroded or if it was designed to have little open areas. Also,...

NOW $80! Blue Hard Stone Earrings Rue Wore to Sardi's [SOLD]

These are the earrings Rue wore the night she finally was given a caricature at the famous Sardi’s Restaurant in the Broadway area of Manhattan. It is such an honor for any actor to get their picture up on the wall at Sardi’s, and Rue had wanted to join that elite club since she...

NOW $80! Rue's Mother-of-Pearl and Gold Wood Bead Custom Made Necklace (UPDATE - Found a Picture of Rue Wearing) [SOLD]

Isn’t this necklace gorgeous? We think it was made by this jewelry designer Rue adored down in Florida – she found the woman when she was down there filming that series “Safe Harbor,” and she ended up wearing her creations in the show and buying many more for her...

NOW $80! Large Earrings from "Boy Meets World" Television Appearance [SOLD]

Rue wore these HUGE earrings when she appeared on the television show “Boy Meets World.” Her character was the grandmother of the boy from the title of the show, and she was also a long distance truck driver – could that be right? We feel like we’re making it up, but we...

Blue Stone Beads with Sterling and Blue Rock Pendant [SOLD]

This necklace was made by the mysterious person whose initials show up on dozens of Rue’s most original pieces of jewelry. You can see the shell design with the A and the R on both the back clasp and the large link that holds the pendant. And on that subject: what exactly is this pendant...

Rue's Four Stone Onyx and Sterling Silver Ring [SOLD]

After polishing the delicate silver ring a couple of posts ago, we couldn’t resist polishing this one, too. We’ll try to stop and continue as we have in the past – posting Rue’s things in the exact condition she left them in – but this was a special ring and we...

Rue's 100-Year Old Cruet [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue collected many different things, and several of those collections centered on glassware. She used to comb antique stores wherever she was sent for whatever movie, television show, or theatrical production she was working on at the time, and she’d search...

Rue's Everyday China [SOLD]

When we weren’t eating off of Rue’s green plastic plates – like, for example, if someone was there that we thought might be too “fancy” for the plastic – Rue would use her everyday china. We think she bought the set at the flagship Macy’s here in...

One of Rue's Stuffed Bears - Sawyer from Habitat for Humanity [SOLD]

Most fans of Rue McClanahan know that she was active in animal charity organizations, but many do not know that Rue’s fundraising and care extended to human causes as well. In addition to working tirelessly for breast cancer organizations, Rue gave her time and money to charities that...

Rue's Big Colorful Pasta Bowls [SOLD]

We used these bowls when we had pasta at Rue’s. She also would use them as serving bowls since they are quite large – over 9″ across and about 2″ deep. We found a poor quality shot showing Rue with her sister in the living room of the Manhattan apartment, and you can...

Rue's Set of Cast Iron Skillets [SOLD]

You might be surprised to find a set of cast iron skillets in a Manhattan co-op apartment, until you realize that the apartment belonged to Rue McClanahan. Rue was from Oklahoma and she knew the secret of cooking with cast iron. Sure, she owned some expensive, trendy cookware too, but...

Rue's Everyday Flatware [SOLD]

Even though this was once a complete set of flatware for eight, Rue used it for years in her Manhattan apartment and somehow managed to lose at least 9 pieces. The missing knife was actually spotted in the yard of her Manhattan apartment holding up a small pepper plant, but then it was never...

Rue's Solid Bronze Dog and Cat Sculpture from....? [SOLD]

We have no idea what this beautiful little signed sculpture is from, but we know what Rue did with it. Obviously, it was screwed into something at one time; perhaps some award or gift for all the charitable work Rue did for animals. However, whatever its original purpose, the base is gone, and...

Rue's Matching Set of Large, LOUD, Chimes [SOLD]

We wrote about Rue’s battles with the neighbors over the chimes when we posted and sold another set she owned. This is a pair of chimes that hung inside these large metal holders and these were probably the main culprits in “Rue’s Great Chime Battle.” The holders are...

Rue's Pearl Necklace from "Children of The Bride" [SOLD]

Patrick Duffy – what a hunk! Rue’s character married the much younger stud in the movie “Children of The Bride.” He was a star on the hugely successful television show “Dallas” at the time, while Rue was a star on the hugely successful television show...

Rue's Divine '70s Beach Cape [SOLD]

This is a “substantial” garment. Let’s just focus on the measurements first: from the top of the collar to the hem is 52″; from the opening running down the center to the tip of one of the wing spans it is 51″, which means both wings extended are over 8-feet wide;...

Rue's "Bat Cape" from "Hope & Faith" [SOLD]

Rue was a smart cookie, so she built it into her employment contracts that she got to keep all wardrobe used. That intelligence worked both ways, too. When she was on a show and she knew she had something in her closet at home that would work for the character she was playing, she’d call...

Rue's Intricate Canvas Cape [SOLD]

Whoever made this custom cape put a lot of work into it, just look at the exquisite detail. Whoever buys this piece may want to dye it. Although you can’t tell from even a small distance, there are these little spots in the fabric. We don’t know if Rue ran through a pasta sauce...

Rue's Vintage Cut Glass Bowl [SOLD]

Here is another stunning piece from Rue’s vintage glass collection. This cut glass bowl only stands 4″ high, with a base ring of 4.5″ across, but the opening, side-to-side, is 9″. You can see it set out on the kitchen counter – over by the toaster – for a...

NOW $80! Bowl with a Silver Rim [SOLD]

Here is another one of Rue’s glass bowls and we can’t tell if it is cut glass or lead crystal; but it is heavy! The piece measures 9″ across and is 4″ high. You can see the piece on the floor by the hutch in Rue’s living room in a shot we took the day we emptied...

Rue's Pressed Glass Fruit Bowl [SOLD]

Rue adored this piece because of it functionality – remember, she liked to use pieces from her collection and this piece was very practical. First, it is beautiful and, due to the cuts in the pressed glass, it refracts light and looks good on the table. Second, it is good sized –...

Two Pair of Rue's Shoes - One Fancy and One Fun [SOLD]

Rue had a massive collection of shoes, which does not make her unique among woman, or some men. Rue’s shoes, however, are usually from some television show, movie, or theatrical appearance. As for these pairs, we have no idea where she wore them, we just know she did. We decided to...

Rue's Etched Crystal Dresser Set [SOLD]

These three bottles are very old, but they are in great condition with no chips or cracks that we can see. Rue kept the 4″ bottles on a glass shelf beside her tub in the master bathroom of her Manhattan apartment. If you look at the photo posted, you can see them on the second glass...

Rue's Ornate Perfume Bottle [SOLD]

Isn’t this little bottle spectacular? Rue had a few similarly bejeweled bottles and she kept them all together on a shelf in her bathroom. You can see this one in the shelf photo posted, and also in the image with the gentleman standing in Rue’s tub doing set dressing for some...

Rue's Moschino Purse (UPDATE - Found Photo of Rue Carrying Purse!)(WITH BETTY WHITE!) [SOLD]

Rue’s personal shopper and Broadway dresser – shown in the photo with Rue (and with $400,000 in Harry Winston Diamonds!) – bought this purse for Rue at Bloomingdale’s. It is Moschino, from their “Cheap & Chic” line. The folks over there at Moschino...

Purse Rue Carried in "The Moving of Sophia Myles" [SOLD]

Rue made this movie in 2000 with Della Reese wherein she played a rather heartless real estate agent. The movie is okay, but Rue’s costumes – particularly the hats and bags – were fabulous! As usual, Rue contracted to keep her wardrobe so the great hats and bags came home...

NOW $80! Rue's Everyday Glasses [SOLD]

Here are six of Rue’s everyday glasses that she used in her Manhattan apartment. The tall ones – they measure 6.5″ tall with a 2″ base and 2.5″ opening – started as a set of eight, but only four survive. The smaller ones – measuring 3.75″ high...

Rue's Six Mis-Matched Sorbet-Style Champagne Glasses [SOLD]

It was not uncommon for Rue to purchase single glasses that she liked in antique stores. Although she owned matching sets of glasses, and often used modern flutes for champagne, Rue adored the old-fashioned, sorbet style champagne glasses – she just felt they were fun to drink out of, and...

Rue's Etched and Cut Lead Crystal Glasses [SOLD]

We think these were sets of 4 big and 4 small originally, so only one small was lost in the 20+ years that Rue used these glasses – not bad. You can see one of the small ones from the set – perhaps the one that went missing, hmmmm… – on the bar next to Rue and a...

Rue's Final Insurance Card from Screen Actors Guild [SOLD]

As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Rue qualified for health insurance through the union. This card came a couple of months before she passed and was her active card at the time of her death. The original Screen Actors Guild health insurance card comes with a copy of a signed headshot and...

Million Dollar Certificate of Insurance for Filming at "Rue McClanahan's House" [SOLD]

We were looking through the files in Rue’s home office and came across this document. Sometimes Rue would do interviews at her California home and, particularly when it would involve a large film crew, she’d require the producer take out a certificate of insurance just in case...

Original Signed Check with Lighting Bill [SOLD]

You might recall the pack of bills and checks we sold for the lighting in Rue’s California yard, if not, let us remind you – Rue paid over $50,000 for yard lights! Anyway, here is a small bill for a couple transformers with the original signed check from Rue; the check, of course,...

Pin #1 - Rue's Ceramic Cow [SOLD]

30-days until Rue McClanahan’s 80th birthday! Because of Rue’s love for animals, we’re going to start the pin sale with Rue’s ceramic cow. The pin measures 1.75″ at its longest and 1.75″ at its highest. It is signed on the back but we can’t quite make...

Rue's Original Jury Summons [SOLD]

Like most other people, when Rue would receive a Jury Summons in the mail her first thought was: “How can I get out of this?” Here we have an original Jury Summons sent to Rue in her New York home in 2003. We’ll include copies of Rue’s explanations of why she...

NOW $80! Rue's Personal Copy of "Animal Magnetism" [SOLD]

Rue participated in this charitable pet book in the late ’90s. There were about 70 stars that took part – many considered much “bigger” than Rue, too – and Rue was one of five selected for the cover. People tended to love working with Rue and that joy came back to...

Pin #2 - Rue's Blue Flower [SOLD]

29-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! One of the things that Rue loved almost as much as animals is flowers. Pin #2 is one of Rue’s flower pins. This 2.5″ gold-toned metal pin has a blue flower on the end that is an inch across. The center of the pin has a circle of seven...

NOW $80! Rue's Copy of "People I Sleep With" - Inscribed by Author [SOLD]

Since Rue was a public figure, and since she was so active in animal rights causes, she met a lot of people at the top of the entertainment, publishing, political, and art world with whom she shared a passion for animals. One of the people she met was professional photographer Jill Fineberg. ...

"The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes" - With Rue's Bookplate [SOLD]

Rue spoke at The Friars Club, and she attended various events at the one in NYC over the years she lived in the city. Rue’s copy of “The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes” – coming in at over 500 pages and measuring 9.5″ x 6.25″ – was kept in the...

Pin #3 - Rue's Large Golden Stone Vintage Brooch [SOLD]

28-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! This pin is massive – the dangling medallion is 3.5″ across, and the whole pin from the tip of the fastener to the edge of the medallion is 5″ long! However, due to the filigree-style metalwork, the piece is relatively lightweight. ...

Rue's Personally Autographed Copy of Ingrid Newkirk's Cat Book [SOLD]

Normally, we clearly understand that an item’s value is due to Rue’s ownership of it, but taking a longer view, we honestly don’t know if this paperback book will be more significant because it was owned by Rue McClanahan or because it was signed by Ingrid Newkirk – the...

NOW $80! Pair of Polaroids from Behind-the-Scenes at "The Golden Girls" Soundstage [SOLD]

Rue kept this pair of Polaroids from ‘The Golden Girls” tacked to her bulletin board for years. What was it about these particular pictures that she loved? Was it her hair? Her smile? The outift? Or perhaps the co-star she was posing with? Hmmmm…., we wonder… ...

Pin #4 - The Scadal Pin [SOLD]

27-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Although this 2″ metal and pink crystal pin is gorgeous, the image of Rue wearing it is not pretty. Actually, let’s correct that: the scandal the tabloid article touches on is the part that’s not pretty; even in a rather awkward...

NOW $80! Rue's Personal Backstage Photo with Betty in "Cats" Costumes [SOLD]

Rue went wild for the “Cats” costumes that she and Betty got to wear during Episode 5 of Season 4 – entitled “Bang the Drum.” She brought her camera to the set and had an assistant shoot an image of the two of them posing in the costumes backstage. Years later,...

Two-Piece Pink Silk Ensemble from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

We posted some Polaroids a couple of days ago taken behind-the-scenes that show Rue wearing this two-piece outfit, now here it is. The top is sized “Medium” and made by a company called “Mamos Sue’s.” The pants don’t have a tag, so they may or may not be by...

Pin #5 - Golden Stone Bird [SOLD]

26-days until Rue’s 80th birthday and not a single pin has sold yet – isn’t this exciting? How low will they go before someone jumps? We think it is going to be happening soon, but we’ll see. As for this piece, we can tell you the following: it is a large pin,...

NOW $80! Rue's Sequin Covered Tortoise Shell Sunglasses [SOLD]

Many people think that nothing says “Blanche” like a sequin, but we can assure you that nothing says “RUE” like a sequin! Rue used to argue that she was nothing like Blanche in real life, but with each new sequin covered whatever we find in her closet that argument grows...

Pin #6 - Rue's Gold Leaf Pin [SOLD]

25-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! We actually came across a video on YouTube of Rue wearing this pin! We’ve pulled some stills which we posted here – and you can clearly see this 2.5″ x 1.5″ pin in the shots – and here is the link to the video:...

NOW $80! Rue's Yellow Depression Era Glass Bowl [SOLD]

Oh no! There is a tiny chip in this bowl and we didn’t even notice it until we were editing the photos for posting. If you look at the shot that shows half the bowl rim, compare the little corner indented area on the right with the one on the left – do you see it? It is very...

Rue's Yellow Depression Era Glass Bowl with Handles [SOLD]

We thought we’d better post another one of Rue’s yellow Depression Era Glass bowls just to prove we can be trusted with fragile items – after possibly chipping the piece above. (In our defense, look how we filled this one with other pieces just like the bowl above!) In fact,...

Rue's American Express Card [SOLD]

Rue used several different Amex cards, and we never understood why – to pay more fees? Anyway, we blanked out a couple numbers on this one because one of the accounts is still active and used by her son and this might be the one – the original offered here has not been altered in...

One of Rue's Original Photos from "The Golden Girls" 100th Episode Party [SOLD]

This was a very special night in television history – “The Golden Girls” party at the Cocoanut Grove celebrating the 100th Episode of the hit show. Here is one of Rue’s original photos from that magical night 25-years ago. The Lawrence Lesser shot is still in the...

Pin #7 - Rue's Girlhood Ballerina Pin [SOLD]

24-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Have we EVER posted more photos than this on a single item? It is just that this pin was SO important to Rue because it represented something that was part of her core – her passion for dance. The earliest photo we found of this pin was Rue...

Pin #8 - Rue's Golden Dragon [SOLD]

23-days until Rue’s 80th birthday and her pins have started to go! This large gold-toned metal dragon has an “MMA” on the back and we’re thinking that might stand for the Museum of Modern Art here in Manhattan, but we aren’t certain. Rue was a member of...

Rue's Framed Cockfighting Ban Article [SOLD]

Rue used to say: “I can’t cross the street without it being in the papers,” and so she fully understood the power she possessed as far as being able to attract the media. Rue never felt like this was a burden to be endured, she believed it was an opportunity to do good. Thus,...

Rue's Bejeweled Couture Mules [SOLD]

How “Blanche” are these suede bejeweled mules? Rue had hardwood and marble floors in her Manhattan apartment and you should have heard the clickity-clack these mules made going across the room – she would definitely channel her inner Blanche with these babies on. Rue had many...

Rue's Wine Colored Coat with Marabou Collar and Cuffs [SOLD]

Not only is this a high quality coat – made by “Searle” – but it has that wow factor that Rue looked for in clothing. This size 14 winter coat has marabou around the collar and cuffs which makes the wearer stand out from the crowd. Rue wore this coat many times in her...

NOW $80! Rue's "Hand Me My Warm Coat" Coat [SOLD]

Hopefully, everyone has that one piece of clothing that they reach for when they are cold, and this “Warm Things” coat was Rue’s – perfect brand name, too. This baby blue quilted down coat is size medium, and it is like wrapping yourself in a down comforter. ...

Pin(s) #9 - Pair of Rue's Signed Native American Totem-Style Pins [SOLD]

22-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Did you know that Rue had American Indian blood in her? She was a card carrying member of the Choctaw Nation – it came through her maternal grandmother, we believe. She also collected a lot of American Indian Art, including this pair of pins...

Pin #10 - One of Rue's "Unique" Pins [SOLD]

21-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Isn’t this pin unusual? Rue found this artist at a PeTA event – he or she made pins out of stray earrings and other “orphan” pieces – and she loved the originality of the concept, so she bought many of the singular...

NOW $80! Rue's Party Trays [SOLD]

Here are the two basic trays Rue used to throw a party. One, the large waiter tray, she’d use to arrange her collection of crystal champagne flutes on, with ice cold champagne standing at the ready, of course; and on the other, the serving tray, depending on the season, there would be...

Rue's Vintage Christian Dior Quilted Robe [SOLD]

We believe this designer piece must have been a costume in some show Rue performed in, because we suspect the original Christian Dior quilted robes did not have this much lace trim around the sleeves. We could be wrong, but we think a costume department must have spruced this already gorgeous...

Rue's Sexy Dior Robe [SOLD]

The way this piece moves and reflects light can only be called “liquid.” The fabric is stunning. And do you see how the robe has that interior tie in addition to the exterior belt? That is the reason you pay big bucks for real designer clothing: fabric and construction. Then, of...

Pin #11 - Sterling and Marcasite Butterfly on Flowers Pin [SOLD]

20-days until Rue’s 80th – we are a third of the way through the countdown! This beautiful sterling silver pin was part of Rue’s cherished marcasite collection. The piece measures 2.25″ wide and is about the same high. Besides needing a good polish – like all of...

Rue's Lucite Mules [SOLD]

Rue wore these mules for many years in her personal life after she wore them on “The Golden Girls.” We don’t know if she glued the strip of rhinestones along the front or if the costume designer for “The Golden Girls” did it, but it doesn’t appear the strip...

Rue's Floppy Garden Hat, Garden Tile, and Tall Birdhouse [SOLD]

Just like Shirley Maclaine’s character “Weeza” in “Steel Magnolias,” Rue believed it was her job as an aging Southern woman to wear a silly hat and grow tomatoes – and she did. This lot includes the floppy old hat Rue wore to garden for many years, and a...

Pin #12 - Rue's Howling Dog Pin [SOLD]

19-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! We have no idea what Rue’s howling dog pin is made out of – papier maché? Hairspray and rubber tires? Who knows? We do, however, know that she wore the pin many times over the last 15-years of her life, that it measures 2″ wide x ...

Pin #13 - Rue's Bejeweled Butterfly [SOLD]

18-days until Rue’s 80th birthday. It is snowing in NYC today and so we wanted something that reminded us that Spring really will come someday, and here it is: Rue’s sparkling, multi-colored, bejeweled butterfly pin. This piece measures about 2″ wide and each wing is about...

Blanche's Classic Black Leather Mules [SOLD]

Of all of Rue’s “Blanche Mules” these are the most worn. The leather, the heel and sole are good – they were only worn indoors on the set – but the interior suede has been well worn and shaped by Rue’s size 8 foot. These classic black leather mules appear...

NOW $80! Rue's Six + Foot Scarf from "A Saintly Switch" [SOLD]

Rue made this family friendly film for Disney in the late ’90s. She played a “voodoo sorceress” and had the pleasure of working with the gorgeous Vivica A. Fox and the hilarious David Alan Grier. The film was directed by none other than Peter Bogdonovich – hello! Since...

Pin #14 - Rue's Collector's Pin #1 for "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

17-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! We’ve got a really special pin today for lucky #14. A little over 25-years ago, a company that issued collectibles for hit television shows decided to do a limited run of pins celebrating the relatively new show called “The Golden...

NOW $80! Original Signed Copy of Leslie Neilsen Signed Last Episode Cover Sheet [SOLD]

We’ve sold a few of these already and each time it is confusing, so we’ll try and be clear… Rue had Leslie Neilsen sign the cover of her script for the final episode of “The Golden Girls” – he was a guest star for that final double episode, his character...

NOW $80! Original Letter Inviting Rue to the Emmy Awards [SOLD]

Rue kept this letter all these years because it represented an important milestone in her career – the first letter inviting here to the Emmy Awards as a nominee. This was the first year that “The Golden Girls” had been eligible for nominations and Betty, Bea and Rue were all...

Pin #15 - Rue's Sterling Silver Breakell Seahorse Pin [SOLD]

16-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Isn’t this pin beautiful? This hand-wrought, sterling silver seahorse was signed by the artist and even stamped with his or her unique figure stamp on the back. The pin measures 1.75″ long and is about 1.25″ wide at its widest. This...

NOW $80! Card from NBC Executives on Launch of "The Golden Girls" and Telegram When Rue Won Emmy [SOLD]

Here are a couple pieces of NBC Television/”Golden Girls”/Rue McClanahan history. There are good, talented people working in network television and Rue got to work with some of the best. When “The Golden Girls” first hit the airwaves the response was phenomenal and the...

NOW $80! Three Stills from When "The Golden Girls" Was Syndicated in Germany [SOLD]

These three stills from “The Golden Girls” – measuring 5.57″ x 8.25″ each – we presented to Rue by a reporter from Germany who came to interview her about the show and her role on it. “The Golden Girls” has been syndicated in Germany for decades...

Pin #16 - Rue's Ceramic Rabbit [SOLD]

15-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! This little ceramic rabbit pin is in need of a cleaning, but we didn’t want to wipe it just in case the drawing on it came off. We’ll leave that decision to you. The piece measures 2″ tall by about 1.25″ wide. It is ceramic...

Pin #17 - Rue's Sterling and Gold Angel with Kitty [SOLD]

14-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Rue provided a loving home for many stray cats and dogs over the years. As any animal lover knows, although they bring us so much happiness, their loss is one of the worst pains we can experience in life. When Rue was suffering from the loss of one of...

NOW $80! Rue's Original NBC Publicity Still for "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Sometimes, if Rue really liked a publicity shot released to promote “The Golden Girls,” she would request one for herself. This particular shot was taken during an emotionally charged scene and Rue was pleased with the acting. Rue kept this 7″ x 9″ photograph, with...

Two Original Headshots and Bracelet Rue is Wearing in Them [SOLD]

When we came across these beautiful headshots taken during “The Golden Girls” in Rue’s home office desk we were thrilled; Rue looks so stunning in them and we knew a fan would probably frame them and preserve them for years to come. Then, when we when found the bangle bracelet...

NOW $80! Rue's Original Program from 1988 Golden Globe Awards [SOLD]

In 1988, Rue, Bea Arthur, and Betty White were all nominated for Golden Globe Awards for their work on “The Golden Girls” – they were HOT! Although none of them took home the statue that year – Tracey Ullman snatched it – they had a great time at the event and it...

Pin #18 - Rue's Dragonfly [SOLD]

13-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! By the time Rue purchased this dragonfly pin, she was already a wealthy woman; she spent some dough on this one, too, it is gorgeous! The piece is a 2 3/8ths inch wide by 1.75″ tall sterling silver dragonfly. The wings are black and white enamel...

Original 8 x 10 and Polaroids from "Family Circle" Shoot [SOLD]

What an iconic image of Rue in high-Blanche mode! This original 8″ x 10″ portrait was printed for Rue after a photo shoot for the magazine “Family Circle.” We also found two of the original Polaroids from the shoot. Notice how you can see other Polaroids on the hood of...

NOW $80! Rue's Saved Copy of "Southern Style" Magazine [SOLD]

At the height of Rue’s popularity with “The Golden Girls,” she appeared on many magazine covers. She loved the photo used on the cover of “Southern Style” in 1988, and she had one of them framed. This was her copy of the whole magazine that she hung on to and kept...

Ripped out "TV Guide" Page With Earrings Rue is Wearing in Ad [SOLD]

A long time ago, we found a Polaroid from this photo shoot for Bran Flakes that showed Rue sleeping in the chair while they set up the shot. She was working on “The Golden Girls” at the time, very tired, and only accepted the one-day gig because they were throwing an obscene amount...

NOW $80! Rue's Last Private Contact Sheet for "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Every season, or sometimes several times a season, “The Golden Girls” production office passed out PRIVATE contact lists for all the people attached to the production of the show. Rue always kept the current one on her desk. This 8.5″ x 11″ contact list was the final...

NOW $80! Rue's NEAVS Award [SOLD]

Rue always loved animals and worked to help and protect them from the time she was a girl. When she became Internationally famous with “The Golden Girls,” she realized she could do so much more. From the very beginning of her fame, she used the spotlight shining on her to bring...

Pin #19 - Sterling Silver Tragedy and Comedy Pin [SOLD]

12-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Before Rue was a movie actress and television star, she was a theatre actor. Rue went back to the theatre after her success in the other entertainment genres out in California, too. Theatre was Rue’s passion. This sterling silver pin...

Rue's MADD Certificate of Merit [SOLD]

Right off the bat we want to make clear that Rue drank alcohol, she was in NO WAY a teetotaler. However, Rue was adamant about NOT drinking and driving. One of her great nephews did that and she was horrified to see his body opened up in the emergency room as a result. He survived, but the...

Two Original '70s Headshots With Silver Ring Rue is Wearing [SOLD]

We’ve been doing a lot of magnifying glass work lately and we keep discovering these wonderful surprises. For example: here we have two original headshots which Rue had made back in the ’70s during the “Maude” years that revealed a surprise. When we used one of...

Pin #20 - Rue's Bakelite Bow (Heard From Artist Who Made Pin and NOT BAKELITE - See Note) [SOLD]

11-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Isn’t this pin interesting? Whoever made it is VERY creative. Their “brand” is called “Rin Tin Pin,” and that is stamped on the back. The pin seems to be made up of vintage this-and-thats which have been re-purposed to...

Contact Sheet from "Ladies Man" Publicity Shoot With Earrings [SOLD]

When we came across this contact sheet from a publicity shoot for Rue’s appearance on the television show “Ladies Man” – with her pals Betty White and Estelle Getty – we didn’t notice Rue’s earrings. Lately, however, we’ve been going over photos...

NOW $80! Rue's Before/During/After Photos [SOLD]

Here you go: a look behind Hollywood’s curtain. Rue had this photo shoot done for a magazine cover back in the late ’90s. In the original “before” 8″ x 10″ you see Rue McClanahan as she really was that day – beautiful! Then, the professionals ran a...

Pin #21 - Rue's Peacock [SOLD]

10-days until Rue’s 80th birthday – we’re entering the home stretch! Rue’s gold-toned metal peacock has some initials on the back and we don’t know what they mean. We suspect the MMA is for Museum of Modern Art, but we are lost as far as what the SHM stands for;...

Original Headshot from '60s With Curriculum Vitae on Back [SOLD]

How cool is this? We found an old headshot of Rue’s in her file cabinet and it still has the resume she was using at the time stuck to the back. This is back in the day when changes weren’t easily made to typed material and so Rue hand wrote her most recent show on the page –...

Rue's Original "Oscar Night America" Certificate [SOLD]

In addition to raising a zillion dollars for animal charities, Rue worked on behalf of other causes. Here, she helped out an organization in Washington, D.C. that raises money for abused and neglected children – First Star. They presented her with this Certificate of Appreciation for her...

Pin #22 - Pin Worn in "Safe Harbor" Series [SOLD]

9-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Rue wore this lightweight, gold-toned pin on the series “Safe Harbor.” The show was shot down in Florida in the late ’90s and Rue’s character was a wild dresser, and this pin reflects that character’s eccentric sense of...

NOW $80! Original Photograph With Scarf Rue is Wearing [SOLD]

We found this happy photograph taken of Rue with her sixth husband and also the scarf she is wearing in the picture. The original photo is 8″ x 10″ and there is some damage to the lower right corner; the photo paper is there, but the top has peeled away – perhaps it was stuck...

Photo and Program From College [SOLD]

We found these treasures in a file marked “College” in the home office of Rue’s Manhattan apartment. When Rue was in college, she majored in theatre at Tulsa University. Although by senior year she was the female lead in almost every production, as a younger student she had...

Pin #23 - One of Rue's Amoeba Pins [SOLD]

8-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Rue loved these bizarre amoeba pins and she collected six of them. You can see them all in our initial inventory photos – the first three were shot on the plastic table without a cover and you can see the smear of peanut butter above the pin to the...

Original Headshot and Contact Sheet from '60s [SOLD]

We absolutely love this headshot of Rue from the 1960s. We came across it in a file in the home office of her Manhattan apartment and, amazingly, found the original contact sheet from the photo shoot in a storage box three years later! Although Rue had cut a few of the small images from the...

NOW $80! Rue's Staff List and 1976/77 Taping Schedule for "Maude" [SOLD]

Here are a couple of pieces of unique television and Rue McClanahan memorabilia – Rue’s personal copy of the Staff List for “Maude,” along with the 1976/77 season Taping and Air Date Schedule. The five-paged staff list does NOT contain the actors’ information, but...

NOW $80! Pin #24 - Rue's Cat in the Fishbowl Pin [SOLD]

One week until Rue’s 80th birthday! Isn’t this pewter pin a hoot? It is a really well-made piece, too. The 2.5″ long “Cat in the Fishbowl” pin is about 1.25″ high at its highest, so this is a large pin. The piece has the initials “JJ” on the...

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Program - With Press Rue Glued Inside [SOLD]

We could write pages and pages about the importance of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” to Rue McClanahan, but instead we’ll just post the pages from her own memoir and let her tell you. How timely that Ben Stiller’s movie just came out and we come across this program...

Original Portrait in Indian Headdress with Original Contact Sheet From Shoot [SOLD]

Rue was very proud of her American Indian heritage, even though her Indian blood was rather, um, thin, shall we say. She was a huge supporter of American Indian causes and charities, bought lots of jewelry, crafts and art every time she set foot on a reservation, and went through the lengthy...

College Show Program and Original Color Stage Shot of Rue from Show [SOLD]

Rue played Mrs. Levi in Tulsa University’s mid ’50s production of Thorton Wilder’s “The Merchant of Yonkers.” We found Rue’s original program from the college show in a file in her home office, and we found a color snapshot of her on stage in the production...

Two Original Black & White Portraits from '90s [SOLD]

Rue had these portraits done by Spanish photographer Valentin Fernandez-Tubau in the mid 1990s. These have to be the most radically non-Rue photos we have ever come across, at least professionally non-Rue. They actually capture the authentic Rue, Rue the natural and simple woman, but these are...

NOW $80! Printed Email Interview Questions With Rue's Handwritten Answers [SOLD]

Rue was interviewed often. Sometimes they were formal affairs involving a reporter meeting her with a photographer or cameraman capturing images or footage. Sometimes they were “on the air” for radio and television. Many times, however, Rue was given questions to answer that were...

Pin #25 - Rue's Gold Angel with Birthstone in Wing [SOLD]

Only 6-days until Rue’s 80th birthday! Rue’s birthstone was amethyst and someone gave her this tiny gold colored angel with her birthstone in one of its wings. The pin is small, only three-quarters of an inch tall, and it is only 5/8ths of an inch wide. We don’t know if it...

"Word of Honor" Photo and Cast List [SOLD]

After “Maude” and before “Mama’s Family” Rue made a lot of movies. This particular film starred Karl Malden and it was filmed in Michigan. If you ever get a chance, the film is called “Word of Honor” and it is actually top-notch, made-for-TV fare. The...

NOW $80! Pin #26 - Pin Rue Wore in "Mame" [SOLD]

5 more days until Rue’s 80th birthday! This pin was worn by Rue on stage during a benefit performance of “Mame.” Rue was playing “Mother Burnside” and that is none other than “ER” star Anthony Edwards reading with her as “Beauregard Jackson...

NOW $80! Pin #27 - Rue's Sterling Silver Elephant [SOLD]

A mere 4-days left until Rue’s 80th birthday! Rue loved elephants, and she did a lot of work to protect them and get better lives for the ones in zoos and circuses. This fine sterling silver pin was a gift from one of Rue’s rich girlfriends. We know it is sterling silver with...

NOW $80! Rue's "Mama's Family" Cast and Crew Personal Contact Information List [SOLD]

Whenever someone is working on a television show, movie, or a play, the producers will issue a “Contact List” so people can get in touch with each other if they want. These days, it mostly consists of an actor’s representation or their personal assistant’s number, but...

NOW $80! Two Original Headshots from '80s [SOLD]

Are these the headshots that Rue used to get “The Golden Girls?” Maybe, because they are from the right time period – early ’80s; post “Maude” and right around the time she was getting killed off on “Mama’s Family.” She was so grateful that...

NOW $80! Pin #28 - Rue's Tall Giraffe Pin [SOLD]

Only 3 more days until Rue’s 80th birthday! The fabulous aspect of this sterling silver giraffe pin is that because of the design – the cut outs – it takes on a completely different look with each item you wear it with. The giraffe’s spots will show through whatever is...

Pin #29 - Rue's Special Breast Cancer Awareness Pin [SOLD]

2-days until Rue McClanahan’s 80th birthday – we sure wish she was still here to celebrate. We can remember when she had breast cancer and many people thought we were going to lose her, but she pulled through. That was part of the reason it was such a shock when she did pass,...

Pin #30 - Rue's Collection of "I'm a..." Buttons [SOLD]

Tomorrow is Rue’s 80th birthday, and we’ve made it to the end of Rue’s Birthday Countdown Pin Event! Naturally, we wanted something special for the last pin and even though there are precious metal and gemstone pieces to choose from, what could be more special than Rue’s...

Rue's Set of Six Vintage Crystal Codial Glasses [SOLD]

Rue liked the occasional snort of port, but by serving said snort in these cut crystal cordial glasses, the snort miraculously became an apéritif or digestiv – depending on whether she was pounding it before or after dinner. Miraculously, all six of the glasses in Rue’s set have ...

Pair of Depression Era Plates with Amazing Glass Ball Edges [SOLD]

These 8.5″ plates are guaranteed to evoke a comment from your dinner guest; probably something along the lines of: “Wow, these are cool.” Just think what fun it will be telling your guest that they are eating their appetizer or salad course off none other than Rue...

"Blanche's" Final Episode Silk Gown and Floral Cover-Up [SOLD]

Here is one of those über rare items that probably ought to be in a museum somewhere: “Blanche’s” silk gown and floral cover-up from the final episode of “The Golden Girls” – Season Seven’s “One Flew Out of the Cuckoo’s Nest.” These ...

Three-Piece Costume from Season Six of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

“Blanche” wore this three-piece outfit during Season Six, in the episode when she meets the man in the wheelchair at the library. Remember? She takes Sophia to the man’s apartment as her chaperone – hilarious! Rue loved this outfit and she wore it in her personal life,...

Stunning Blue Dress with Matching Cover-Up from Final Season of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

At the risk of coming across as Mrs. Danvers from Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel “Rebecca,” we must say that this dress is stunning and Rue looked amazing in it. (For those who haven’t read the book: first of all, do; and second, Mrs. Danvers is this great lady’s...

Saks Fifth Avenue Silk Two-Piece Outfit [SOLD]

“Blanche” wore this outfit toward the end of Season Five. We have posted images of her from the episode here and, as you can see, she is wearing the top open with a gold silk shell underneath – it looks so much better that way than the way we shot it. We probably ought to...

Rue's Tie-Dyed Sequin and Bead Collar Caftan [SOLD]

Can’t you just see Rue strolling around the pool in the backyard of her California house in this tie-dyed caftan? As we’ve written before, although Rue knew how to dress up – and she had closets packed with designer duds – if she didn’t have to look glamorous, she...

Rue's Elephant Purse [SOLD]

In addition to being colorful, Rue’s elephant purse is sparkly – there are little sequin backed beads imbedded in the bag. The purse measures 8″ high by 8″ wide, it is about 2.5″ thick with 19″ straps. Rue’s elephant purse comes with a Certificate of...

"Winters" Signed Porcelain Vase [SOLD]

Rue owned this piece for over 15-years and it sat on the glass shelves in the foyer of her Manhattan apartment. There is a little slip of paper inside that has a message from the artist connected to the piece, but we’ll let the new owner discover that. The vase is handmade, it is...

"Blanche's" Gown and Robe Worn in Both Shows! [SOLD]

This gorgeous, custom-made silk gown and robe has the distinction of being worn by Rue in BOTH “The Golden Girls” and “The Golden Palace.” The stunning two-piece costume was designed and made by the gifted Judy Evans – costume designer for both series – and...

Vintage Chiffon Peignoir from Stage Production in '70s [SOLD]

When Rue was in “Maude,” she would often do other projects during the show’s annual hiatus. In 1976, she flew to Ohio and worked on the stage at the famous Carousel Dinner Theatre; she was in a production of the English comedy “Move Over, Mrs. Markham.” Rue wore...

Guess Sweater from Season Three of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Do you remember when “stone-washed” was all the rage? Naturally, being a stylish lady, Blanche was wearing stone washed items in the late ’80s. This sweater was made by Guess and is now considered “vintage;” it is almost 30-years old! As a costume piece worn by...

"Blanche's" FABULOUS Earrings [SOLD]

Even if these 3.5″ long Michael Golan earrings didn’t belong to Rue McClanahan, and even if these metal, hardstone, and enamel masterpieces weren’t worn by “Blanche” on “The Golden Girls,” they’d STILL be fabulous! But these beauties were...

Rue's SIGNED Sweatshirt from "Nunsense II" [SOLD]

We have a new employee at Estate of Rue – Derrick – and he uncovered his first Rue treasure. We were doing photo shoots and this sweatshirt was in a garment bag with some of Rue’s shells, where it didn’t belong, and as it was being put to the side, it was Derrick who...

Rue's Really Cool Shirt/Coat [SOLD]

First off, we definitely think this is a piece that was used by Rue professionally – either in a movie, on a television show, or in a theatrical production. The reason we think this is because of a little snap that has been installed on the collar next to the top button; those type of...

Rue's Leather Studded Purse [SOLD]

Rue was always the hipster. You can see her carry this purse in the photos posted – a leather, studded bag – and she was in her 70′s at the time! The bag measures 13″ wide and is about 6.5″ high; the purse has a 16″ strap. That’s Rue’s friend...

"Blanche's" Purple Flowered Blouse [SOLD]

Rue wore this blouse on “The Golden Girls,” Rue wore this blouse on the stage, Rue wore this blouse in a “People Magazine” interview, and Rue wore this blouse in her personal life. We think it is safe to assert that Rue really liked this blouse. Amazingly, after all of...

Hat Rue Wore in Movie with Della Reese [SOLD]

Rue wore this hat in the movie “The Moving of Sophia Myles.” If you haven’t seen the film, it is a wonderful feature with excellent players. Della Reese is Della Reese – we just love that Ms. Reese was able to have such a HUGE career – and Rue really displays her...

Rue's Outrageous Flamingo Earrings [SOLD]

These are so ’80s! We have no idea what Rue wore them in or why she had them, although they do scream Miami Beach, right? Or maybe that series she did down in Florida called “Safe Harbor?” Rue’s flamingo earrings measure 2.5″ long and are about 1.75″ at...

Sterling and Turquoise Ring [SOLD]

If you’ve visited Rue’s site in the past, you’re probably aware that she collected vintage American Indian jewelry. This particular piece is a very simple, classic design; it is made of silver and has a large vivid green turquoise stone that is supported by a flying buttress...

Rue's Nameplate in Egyptian Hieroglyphs [SOLD]

O.M.G! Can you believe this one? We found this necklace in one of Rue’s jewelry boxes a long time ago and had no idea what it was – we thought a charm necklace, similar to a charm bracelet. Then, years later, we found the pamphlet from the Museum of Modern Art which we posted here...

Rue's Large Jet Clips [SOLD]

These vintage jet earrings are about an inch and a half across, so they are quite large. There are a few of the tiny stones missing, but you can only tell because of the bright cradle where the stones had sat – the earrings are all black metal, on both sides, and the stones are black,...

Rue's Flower Waterfall Ring [SOLD]

The new guy here at Estate of Rue – Derrick – gave this ring the title “Flower Waterfall” and it stuck. This is a unique and singular design that does evoke water falling. We aren’t sure what this piece is made out of – tarnished silver? Copper? Brass? ...

Rue's Black and White Crystal Necklace [SOLD]

This is Rue’s classic black and white crystal necklace which goes with anything. Some of the crystals have been faceted, but most of them are natural and strung in two slightly graduated lines on each side. There are a few sterling silver tiny beads throughout and we think the clasp for...

Rue's Lewis Segal Vintage Blue Danglers [SOLD]

These Lewis Segal earrings are very elegant. They are signed on the clips with the “Lewis Segal California” hallmark and we think they are from the ’70s. Using our foolproof tooth tap test, we have concluded that the little baguette is actually glass or a crystal, but the...

Rue's Authentic Zuni Tribe Vintage Inlaid Ring [SOLD]

Rue was proud of her own American Indian heritage – she was a card carrying Choctaw – and she supported American Indians by purchasing their wares whenever she came upon them. Her California house was packed with American Indian arts and crafts, and her jewelry collection contains...

Rue's "Gay Necklace" [SOLD]

Rue was a big supporter of equal rights for ALL, no matter what sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, what planet they were from, etc… She was the Grand Marshal of many gay pride parades over the years, did more than her share of partying at gay bars, and had a gay best friend from...

Penultimate "Golden Girls'" Earrings From Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Aren’t these spectacular? They are big, too – 2″ across. These are the penultimate (second to last – great word, right?) pair of earrings left in Rue’s collection from “The Golden Girls!” We knew they were special but we searched Rue’s archive...

Rue's Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Ring [SOLD]

This ring is delicate and tiny, just they way Rue liked them. We have posted a shot of the interior of her ring chest here so you can see how many little, intricate, feminine rings Rue collected over the years. Sure, there are a few boulders, and a whole bunch of engagement and wedding rings...

Rue's Jade and FAUX Cinnabar Necklace (UPDATE - Fan Found the Photof Rue Wearing Piece) [SOLD]

We have seen a photo of Rue wearing this “statement piece” and now none of us know where we saw it. It will turn up though, they always do. (A fan found the exact photo we were looking for and sent it in; it takes a village!) In the meantime, this is what we can tell you: this...

Rue's Purple Hardstone Screwback Earrings [SOLD]

Although these are probably fairly old based on the screwback design, they are in excellent condition. Rue’s purple hardstone earrings are NOT missing any stones. They measure about an inch long and a little over a half inch wide. The earrings come with a Certificate of Authenticity from...

Rue's It-Better-Not-Be-Ivory Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue would NEVER knowingly buy ivory for at least the last several decades of her life. However, this is an old bracelet that she had for many, many years. Still, we find it hard to believe she would even KEEP ivory in her house, since she was so passionate about fighting for the protection of...

Purple Quartz Pendant Neckace [SOLD]

Rue really struck gold when she met this unknown “AR” jewelry designer. Rue told us that the pieces were really expensive, but that didn’t stop her from buying dozens and dozens of them. As we’ve written before, the reason Rue loved this designer’s work is...

Intricate Bead and Crystal Flower Ring [SOLD]

How on Earth do people even make things like this? It is so small and yet it is absolutely perfect – simply amazing. This ring is made of beads and crystals. There are two five crystal flowers side by side, they have bronze colored beads in their centers. Around the outside of the two...

Silver and Malachite Clips [SOLD]

These Mexican made silver and malachite earrings are big; the stones are an inch long and the full earring is an inch and a half by an inch and a quarter. These were made by a talented silversmith and the silver balls and carved leaf along the edges are excellent examples of his or her...

Rue's Springing Elephant Cuff [SOLD]

We decided to post this bracelet after posting the “It-Better-Not-Be-Ivory” one above as a demonstration of Rue’s love for elephants. We don’t know what this piece is made out of since there are no stamps indicating gold content, but it sure looks and feels like gold. ...

Green Crystal Sparkly Necklace [SOLD]

Rue had a little trick she told us about. She knew that whenever she left the house it was probable that someone would shoot a photo of her, and there was a distinct possibility the shot could end up in the press. So, Rue told us she tried to make sure she always had something sparkly on...

Rue's Large Cocktail Ring [SOLD]

We don’t think this is a genuine diamond ring, but it isn’t exactly a piece of junk jewelry either! It is stamped inside with 14KTGF, which we think means it is plated or filled with real gold. There are about 36 prong set rhinestones around the outside of the large black stone,...

Rue's Sterling Silver Marcasite and Onyx Art Deco Fan Earrings [SOLD]

These are going to shine up beautifully. Whoever buys them, please send us a photo after you have cleaned them. Rue’s Art Deco earrings measure 2.5″ long. The earrings are sterling silver and stamped “925.” The are inlaid with both marcasite and onyx and are NOT...

Metal Bangle with Tangerine Crystals [SOLD]

There are 13 square tangerine crystals evenly spaced around this closed metal bangle. Between each of the square stones are two faintly orange or yellow round crystals. Therefore, even though this is a very thin piece – it is only 1/8th of an inch wide – it has plenty of sparkle. ...

Rue's Polished Coral Necklace [SOLD]

On one side, these approximately .75″ pieces of shell and coral are highly polished and display a rainbow of iridescent colors, and on the other they are primarily that orange/red of coral – it is like having two necklaces in one. We shot it from both sides so you can see what we...

Rue's Delicate Dophin Ring [SOLD]

Here is another of Rue’s delicate little silver rings. This sterling piece is adjustable because the end with the dolphin on it and the other end with the little round onyx stone are not attached. Right now, it is a tiny size 5.5, so Rue must have worn it on her pinky. Again, because it...

Rue's "Trendy" Cast Bronze Ring [SOLD]

We were looking at the latest copy of “Vanity Fair Magazine” and the subject of this month’s “My Stuff” section is the actress and artist Lisa Eisner; okay, we didn’t know who she was either. But, we do know that all things cool and fashionable are on the...

Rue's Triangle Clips [SOLD]

These earrings are elegant and expensive looking. Of course, since they were Rue McClanahan’s, everyone will think they are gold and diamonds, and that the three larger stones are ultra-rare grey diamonds – what fun! The sides of the triangles are about 1.25″ long and they...

Archeologist Made Bracelet [SOLD]

Although Rue owned dozens of pieces from that archeologist jewelry designer that we’ve previously written about – the woman that traveled the world on digs, came home with all sorts of unique rocks, and then made jewelry out of her finds – she only had two bracelets, and this...

Bead and Cord Necklace with Glass Leaves [SOLD]

There is a lot going on with this piece, and we forgot to shoot the clasp – the new guy, Derrick, was talking and distracted us. The necklace consists of nine cords and three strands of gold beads that are hanging loosely at the top, but then bound together by half a dozen carved metal...

Rue's Black Pearl (?) Ring [SOLD]

First of all, we have absolutely no evidence whatsoever that this is a black pearl. In fact, the tooth test – which means we tap it on our front tooth – seems to indicate the black round thing is metal. But, we started referring to it as “Rue’s Black Pearl Ring”...

Earrings "Blanche" Wore in "The Golden Girls" Pilot(!) [SOLD]

Rue wore this pair of striped clip-on earrings in the very first episode of “The Golden Girls” – “The Pilot.” In fact, since a clip from the pilot is part of the opening credits of the show – the clip is from the patio scene during which Rue is wearing these...

Rue's Vintage Navajo Sterling and Turquoise Cuff [SOLD]

As you probably already know by now, Rue collected American Indian Jewelry, arts and crafts. This bracelet is signed with the initials “AB” and the year it was made – “’74.” Rue owned the piece for decades and yet it is still in excellent condition; although...

Sterling Silver and Marcasite Paisley Necklace [SOLD]

This is an old sterling silver and marcasite necklace. Rue liked sterling and marcasite and her various rings, bracelets, and necklaces can be found in photos throughout the years. This particular piece is made up of five paisley-like plates that are linked together and finished with with...

Ring Rue Wore in "Wicked" [SOLD]

Rue said that her work in the Broadway Show “Wicked” was grueling, but it was all worth it when she saw the first photos of herself in full hair and makeup. Rue was in her 70′s at the time and she made a formidable “Madame Morrible.” This old, beat up green...

Pair of Rue's Waterford Lead Crystal Champagne Flutes [SOLD]

Rue loved champagne and she loved drinking champagne out of really nice champagne glasses – after all, that’s half the fun! Although Rue collected all kinds of vintage pieces, she also owned some exquisite contemporary pieces. This pair of Waterford lead crystal flutes are just...

Rue's Crystal Bell [SOLD]

During one of her trips to Europe, Rue bought this commemorative crystal bell in a small town outside Manchester, England called Salford. It sat in the box in a cabinet in her living room for many years – and the fact that it remained in the box is certainly why it survived in Rue’s...

Rue's Pair of Tiffany & Co. Demitasse Cups and Saucers [SOLD]

The fact that Rue was a simple gal with simple tastes from Oklahoma didn’t mean she did not HAVE fancy things, it just meant she did not NEED fancy things. Rue’s Manhattan apartment was on 56th Street and Tiffany & Co. has their flagship store at the corner of 57th Street and...

Rue's Vintage Gravyboat [SOLD]

This gravyboat is an example of good design. As a threshold matter, are we allowed to even have gravy anymore? Do young people even know what it is? It tastes so good that it certainly must be bad for us. Anyway, people used to have this stuff called gravy all the time, and people also used...

Rue's Vintage Pink Atomizer French Perfume Bottle [SOLD]

This is the largest bottle from Rue’s vintage crystal perfume bottle collection; it measures 8.25″ tall with a 2.25″ base. You can see it on the shelves in the master bathroom of her Manhattan apartment. Interestingly, Rue left the price tag on this piece, so we know what she...

Handmade Ceramic Vase [SOLD]

This is a beautiful work of art and we have no idea who made it. We could be giving away the estate here – as we sometimes do – but we take comfort in the fact that Rue would be thrilled if one of her fans scored a major deal on her website. The reason these type of pieces give us...

Rue's Ceramic Cat Couple Sculpture [SOLD]

Unlike the piece posted above this one, we are fairly certain this is NOT some rare and valuable work of art. It certainly captures the eclectic nature of Rue’s collection though. Believe it or not, these cats are solid and heavy. The silly piece measures 4.5″ x 4.5″ and it...

Part of Rue's Basket Collection [SOLD]

Rue had a lot of parties and she liked to use baskets on her buffet to feed her guests – well, she actually put stuff IN the baskets to feed us. This group includes seven of Rue’s baskets: a 15.5″ round tray type piece; two 19″ long by 15″ wide bins, they are...

Rue's Single Serving Glass Teapot and Personal Cup and Saucer [SOLD]

Sometimes a gal just wants a cup of tea, and Rue had a whole drawer full of different types in her kitchen. This little, 5″ x 4″ glass teapot was perfect for steeping an individual serving of tea. As you already know, Rue collected vintage porcelain pieces, and she liked to use...

Pillow from Couch in Rue's Living Room [SOLD]

A golden pillow for a “Golden Girl.” This is a two foot wide by a little over a foot high rectangular pillow that was always somewhere on Rue’s couch. In the full living room shot we posted you can see it all the way to the left on Rue’s couch, and in the second photo,...

One of Rue's Marble-Topped End Tables [SOLD]

You can see Rue’s marble-topped end tables in photos from her various homes going all the way back into the ’70s. The last stop for the pieces was her Manhattan apartment. We are offering ONE of the tables now. We have posted photos of the condition of the legs and the chip under...

Rue's Table Runner [SOLD]

We couldn’t get Rue’s table runner in one photo because it is too long – the piece measures 66″ x 11.5″. However, we have photographed and posted the whole thing so you can see the top looks great. The underside has what looks to be coffee stains, which would be...

Rue's Vintage Double Wedding Ring Quilt [SOLD]

Did you know Rue was a quilter? So is her sister, and so was her grandmother. We don’t think Rue made this particular quilt – she was busy working on the one that took her 32-years to complete (photo of her stitching it posted) – but her grandmother might have made it. ...

One of Rue's Hand-Painted Spanish Chargers [SOLD]

As we’ve written before when we’ve offered any of Rue’s chargers, she always bought things for the table in sets of 24 because her dining room actually sat 24. In the last picture posted you can see the huge room and the tables lined up behind her friend – he’s...

Rue's Pair of L.L. Bean Flannel Nightgowns [SOLD]

One to wear and one for the laundry; it makes sense to buy two of everything. These women’s large flannel nightgowns from L.L. Bean were just the ticket for those cold New York nights after Rue had grown used to the California warmth for so many years. Rue’s set of two nightgowns...

Rue's Men's Shirt [SOLD]

Most women have discovered the secret of how comfortable men’s cotton shirts are, Rue certainly had and so she kept several in her closet – perhaps remnants from all the husbands. Anyway, the day she was wearing this beautiful sky blue number – made by a company with a great...

Rue's Gold Lamé Sandals [SOLD]

I mean, aren’t these golden sandals just too “Blanche?” Unless we just haven’t spotted them in an episode, they weren’t “Blanche’s” though, they were Rue’s. In keeping with her philosophy that she could hide behind shiny and sparkly objects...

Rue's "Polar Bear" Coat [SOLD]

This coat of Rue’s is NOT polar bear and it doesn’t even look like polar bear, and yet that’s what we all called it; perhaps because it is so big, warm and fluffy. Of course, it is not real fur at all, like all of Rue’s “furs,” it is a “faux fur.”...

Rue's Disney Sweatshirt [SOLD]

Rue had a wonderful relationship with The Disney Company, and she appreciated all the things they did for her and all the wonderful gifts they gave her over the years; she particularly liked the checks, but this sweatshirt was nice, too. Rue wore this gift from Disney on an afternoon bike...

Rue's Stunning Asian-Esque Cover-Up [SOLD]

This is a well made piece of clothing. There is no tag, but it is completely lined, there are things stitched on, even some quilting. You can just feel the quality when you hold it in your hands. Look at the vibrant colors, too; isn’t it gorgeous? This is definitely the type of piece...

Rue's Reebok Jacket [SOLD]

Rue’s Reebok windbreaker is the perfect lightweight wrap for late Spring or early Fall. But, what do you do when you catch it on a tree branch and put a little rip in the fabric? If you’re from Oklahoma, and a practical minded woman, you say: “Hand me a safety pin and that...

Rue's Sparkly Slingback Flats [SOLD]

Rue wore these sparkly slingback flats often, as evidenced by the condition of the bottom of these shoes. However, the soles are not too worn, the heels are still good, and the uppers look great; New York City is just hard on soles, they get dirty quickly. Rue’s flats were made in Italy...

Rue's Complete Outfit from The Red Ball at The Pierre Hotel [SOLD]

We found the dress, the flowing cover-up, and the silver lamé sandals Rue wore to The Red Ball at The Pierre Hotel, so here is the complete outfit. There was a lot of press at the event so there are plenty of pictures of Rue wearing this beautiful get up. The annual Red Ball was put on by ...

Rue's Dog Front and Back T-Shirt [SOLD]

Rue did a lot of animal charity work in this T-Shirt, it just sometimes seemed like the right top to wear, particularly when the cause was for dogs. You can see her wearing it onstage while she was between performances as Madame Morrible in “Wicked” with Mary Tyler Moore. For Rue...

Rue's Embroidered Denim Jacket [SOLD]

This coat is probably from some television show Rue was on or some movie she was in, but we don’t know which, so we’re listing it in her closet as a personal item of clothing. The denim jacket is a size XL and was made by “IOS.” It is 99% cotton and 1% spandex, go...

Rue's Calvin Klein Fur [SOLD]

Rue believed fur could be absolutely beautiful without having to harm animals in any way – she was an advocate for and wearer of “faux furs.” Many designers have come around to that way of thinking, too, and Calvin Klein was one of the firsts. This Calvin Klein faux fur is so...

Rue's Leather Coat [SOLD]

Rue’s leather coat has a few small rips – which we photographed so you can see them close up and from far away – but they could be repaired. Don’t you love the photo of Rue wearing this coat with her son Mark? It is the black and white photo posted and we think Rue...

Rue's Favorite Platforms [SOLD]

Rue wore the #$%@ out of these black platforms. The upper is still looking great; they are black with a slight sheen. And the soles are not worn down, but there are a couple of chunks knocked right out of them – who knows what Rue was doing?! These rubber soled platforms were made in...

Runway Tasseled Bronze Macrame Shawl [SOLD]

This is not your grandma’s macrame shawl. First of all, Rue’s bronze shawl feels like it might be made out of silk, the color and the sheen are spectacular. Second, the workmanship is top-quality, this piece is perfection. Third, the tassels are at least 20″ long, and there...

Heart T-Shirt and Quilted Coat of Many Colors [SOLD]

This is kind of amazing, at least we think so. The photos you see of Rue posted with these items were taken the last night she went out in public before her surgery. She atttended the opening of a Broadway Show with her neighbor and friend, Bernie (who later became her divorce lawyer). She...

Rue's Fish Caftan from "Safe Harbor" [SOLD]

Rue did this wonderful series in the ’90s entitled “Safe Harbor;” that is a shot of her with all the young people she worked with in the cast. She wore this fish caftan in episode four of “Safe Harbor,” but we can’t find that particular DVD. What we did find...

Shirt, Belt and Scarf from Agatha Christie Movie [SOLD]

Rue made an Agatha Christie movie entitled “The Man in the Brown Suit.” She wore this vibrant shirt with a matching belt and yellow, gauzy scarf in a waterfall scene they shot in Spain. Rue got to work with Tony Randall in the film, which was a real treat. The scarf was made by...

Classic Piece from Rue's Clothing Company [SOLD]

This is the one and only piece like this that Rue owned – it is a collector’s item! This sheer and ultra-feminine top was made by Rue’s clothing company – “A Touch of Rue” – and it has one of her tags sewn inside. Rue had a battle with the clothing...

Rue's "Floused" Jeans and Jacket [SOLD]

Rue had a made up word she used to describe what she did when she added her artistic flair to items, she called it “flousing.” She “floused” up this outfit while she was making the movie “Generation Gap” out in California with Ed Asner. We don’t know...

Pink Tasseled Dressing Gown (UPDATE - Rue Wore it in "Safe Harbor") [SOLD]

This is one of those mystery pieces that we are absolutely certain was created for a role – either on television, in a movie, or on the stage – but since we can’t find an image of Rue wearing it in any of those genres, we can’t attribute it to its proper project. The...

Rue's Blue Silk Top from Movie (and Maybe Something Else!) [SOLD]

Fairly regularly we sell items from “The Golden Girls” without realizing that is where they are from. We find out later while watching an episode, or when a fan sends us a message. Rue used to use pieces from “The Golden Girls” in other projects, so the fact that she...

Rue's Sterling and Dark Amber Cuff [SOLD]

This cuff is going to look absolutely gorgeous when someone gives it a good polish. As we’ve mentioned, Rue liked the patina silver acquired when letting it go, but this piece wants to shine! The amber is unusual in that it is a dark amber, and there are lots of interesting things...

Set of Four Placemats and Matching Linen Napkins [SOLD]

As we’ve mentioned, Rue’s dining room in her California home sat 24, so there are lots of placemats and napkins to get through and we’d better get started. First up, a nice set of holiday looking poinsettia embroidered linen placements with matching napkins – the set has...

Rue's Hot Pink Cover-Up from "Safe Harbor" [SOLD]

Rue can be seen wearing this piece in the open credits of the television series “Safe Harbor;” it was a short-lived series on The WB that she was in with Gregory Harrison, so unfortunately you can’t see the opening credits – but we pulled a still for you from them! We...

Rue's Lady Godiva Wig [SOLD]

If we would’ve found this wig without the photo, I never would’ve believed that Rue did a project wherein she wore a 40″+ blond wig, but we found an image of her dressing the thing herself. It looks like she is in a trailer or even on a train at the time. It is all a big...

One of Rue's "A Touch of Rue" Nightgowns [SOLD]

In the photo posted, Rue was back in her hometown in Oklahoma for a high school reunion and she brought some of her pieces from her clothing company for her girlfriends to have. Can you imagine how proud everyone was of Rue from that small town? Not only was she a star, she was a business...

Rue's Honey Pot and Salad Spice Jar [SOLD]

Where else can you get Rue’s honey pot except Estate of Rue, right? We are starting to dig into kitchen and bath boxes and we’re finding all sorts of interesting little things. Rue’s honey pot is 3.5″ high and 3.25″ wide, and her little clay vessel for dried salad...

Rue's Caftan for Singing Opera in the Rain [SOLD]

Rue wore this blue and purple caftan in the series “Safe Harbor.” The wardrobe mistress stitched the silver accents around the collar and down the slits to give it some zing, but even bare it was a beautiful piece. Rue’s character wore it the night of a huge storm. While all...

Rue's Black Leather Durango Cowboy Boots [SOLD]

These size 8M Durango cowboy boots don’t look like they’ve ever been worn, which is quite possible. Sometimes, Rue would buy shoes and never wear them, like anyone else, but also sometimes a costume department would buy several pair of shoes for Rue’s character trying to get...

Robe Rue Wore in Movie "Miracle Dogs" [SOLD]

Rue really did have a HUGE career. Most people know her for “The Golden Girls,” some for “Maude” and “Mama’s Family,” but those three series were just a drop in the bucket as far as the entirety of Rue’s career is concerned. In addition to all...

Rue's Immedite Formal Transformation Cover-Up [SOLD]

Rue loved pieces like this XL cover-up from Coldwater Creek. First of all, it is a well-made piece of clothing and comfortable, that was always number one with Rue. Second, because of it’s abstract floral design, it is striking and looks a little glamorous. Third, because it is black...

Freestanding Laminated Ad Board [SOLD]

From the time she started appearing on soap operas in the ’60s until the end of her life, Rue was often asked to endorse or be the face of various products. During “The Golden Girls” years the offers were coming in every week. Before she had her own clothing line, Rue...

Rue's Gold Lamé Shoulder Bag (UPDATE - Found a Rather Sexy Picture of Rue with This Purse) [SOLD]

We love when we pull something out of Rue’s closet that looks like it belongs to one of the Olsen Twins – Rue was hip when she wanted to be! You can see in the image from inside Rue’s closet this large gold lamé shoulder bag was right there on a hook. We suspect this purse ...

Sequined T-Shirt and Linen Jacket (Maybe Pants, Too) (Yes, We Found the Pants!) [SOLD]

Obviously, Rue liked this sequined T-shirt, she wore it to press events and in her personal life often. She sometimes paired it with a dark jacket, as you can see in the photos, she wore this “Gilda” linen number on top. This lot includes the sequined T and the linen jacket and,...

Rue's J. Pouyat Hand-Painted Limoges Bowl [SOLD]

Rue loved hand-painted porcelain – particularly when they were painted with these delicate floral designs. One of her favorites was this J. Pouyat character who was painting Limoges pieces a zillion years ago, she had a number of his pieces. When you look closely at the detail we can see...

Rue's Incense Lot [SOLD]

You read it here first: Rue McClanahan liked to burn incense in her home office! She wasn’t smoking weed in there or anything, either, she just happened to like the smell of incense burning. Being Rue, once she found it, she got “into” it and bought different burners,...

Rue's Triple Strand Blue Necklace [SOLD]

We don’t know what this necklace is made out of, but it is really nice. You can tell it is a “good” piece of jewelry when you hold it because it feels so heavy and solid. It even sounds expensive, if that makes sense; the noise the beads make when they hit each other sounds...

Three Vintage Barvarian Hand-Painted Pin Plates from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Rue collected hand-painted Barvarian pin plates. Why? You ask. We have no idea. But, we do know she loved the hand-painted flowers and designs, and we know she used them for all sorts of purposes, not just to hold pins – if that is even what a pin plate is for. Anyway, these three...

Rue Made Hat of Many Colors [SOLD]

Rue made two of these multi-colored caps. She was probably planning on giving one away as a gift – as she often did with things she made – but she ended up hanging onto both. The other one has a green ribbon she strung through it and we’ll shoot it and post it eventually. ...

Rue's Sterling Silver Birds on a Wire Necklace [SOLD]

This is a finely made piece of jewelry. It is sterling silver. The birds freely spin so they face this way and that, and with the little silver barrel pieces making up the chain there is wonderful movement to this necklace. Naturally, it needs to be polished – since it is sterling it...

Rue's Nickle and Dime Necklace from 1977 [SOLD]

Do you know anyone born in 1977? If so, this could be the perfect gift for them. Why Rue had this nickle and dime necklace from 1977 is a complete mystery to us. We do know the piece came into Rue’s life while she was making “Maude,” and we know that it is a 24″ metal...

Rue's Robe of Many Colors [SOLD]

This robe is absolutely beautiful. If Rue wore this in a production we’ve never seen an image of it, so we’re listing it as being an item of her personal clothing from her closet – and that’s where we found it, in the master bedroom closet of her Manhattan apartment. It...

Vintage Cut Glass Perfume Bottle from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

When you look on the glass shelves in the master bathroom of Rue’s Manhattan apartment, you can see many of the vintage perfume bottles in Rue’s collection. If you look two over to the right from the tall blue bottle you can see this 3.5″ cut glass piece. The perfume bottle...

Rue's Vintage Anne Klein Bracelet [SOLD]

We don’t know what Rue wore this piece in, but it is a pretty Anne Klein Bracelet with a toggle clasp. The piece is 8.5″ long and the matt gold toned beads are metal, as are the little designed beads on either side of them, and the large clear beads seem to be made out of Lucite. ...

Rue's Carmen Miranda Skirt [SOLD]

Those of us of a certain age know who Carmen Miranda was, and it is inconceivable to us that there is anyone on the planet who does NOT know who the singular Miss Miranda was, but many young people haven’t a clue! If you do not know who Carmen Miranda was, Google her and then comes back...

A Vintage Framed Embroidered Doily from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

This is a work of art. Yes, it is not for everyone – vintage, handmade embroidered doilies are a very specific art form – but Rue McClanahan was WAY into them. As a sewing person herself, she knew the time and work and creativity that went into creating one of these singular...

Rue's Depression Era Glass Iron Shaped Candy Dish [SOLD]

Remember these? We can remember seeing them in all our aunts and grandmother’s houses back in the day. As you probably already know, Rue collected Depression Era glass pieces and used them in her day-to-day life. This sturdy piece used to sit on her kitchen counter or the coffee table...

Rue's Hilary Radley Quilted Jacket [SOLD]

In the photo of MJL and Rue posted – in which Rue is wearing this beautiful Hilary Radley black quilted jacket – Rue had already suffered her stroke and MJL was helping her into the backyard of her Manhattan apartment. It was a beautiful Spring day and Rue had recently been sprung...

Rue's Sterling and Onyx Link Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue’s sterling silver and onyx link bracelet is 8″ long and .75″ wide. There are five of the oval onyx links with similarly shaped silver barrel links on either side. Being Rue’s, it was not polished so it has that patina that settles on sterling, but it will polish up...

Rue's Square Depression Glass Plate [SOLD]

This Depression Era Glass plate from Rue’s collection is very unique. It isn’t just the shape, it is the combination of the star burst in the center and the radiating bubble effect which goes to the edges, this design is very unique – at least we haven’t seen it on any...

Rue's '80s Pearl and Diamond Clips [SOLD]

We absolutely DO NOT think these are real pearls or real diamonds, but we DO think they sure are pretty! These large clips are so ’80s, too, right? We don’t know if these were used in any professional capacity by Rue, but we think they must have been because they are just so over...

Rue's HOT Red Leather Cowboy Boots [SOLD]

Aren’t these red leather cowboy boots EXACTLY what you’d expect to find in Rue’s closet? We have posted a photo of these boots when they sat in Rue’s shoe closet and they were surrounded by “important” boots from her professional life: the white boots to the...

Rue's "Grandma Earrings" [SOLD]

These weren’t actually Rue’s grandmother’s earrings, they were Rue’s. But, these were earrings that we all remember our grandmother’s owning some variation of, and hence the title for them. It is absolutely amazing how these vintage crystal pieces catch and...

Rue's Antique Wicker Doll Carriage [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Rue remained a little girl until the day she died. Her houses were full of stuffed animals and dolls and their accessories. This is one of those accessories: a vintage wicker baby doll carriage, complete with a lace ruffle, sunshade, and matching pillow inside. ...

Rue's Large Ceramic Grape Pitcher [SOLD]

This is a large ceramic pitcher – it is 9″ tall, the mouth is 5.5″ wide, the body is almost 7″ wide, and the handle is 5.5″ long. You can see this large ceramic pitcher on the top shelf in one of Rue’s glass-door cabinets in the kitchen of her Manhattan...

Rue's Purple and Orange Raw Silk Scarf (SOLD)

This is a big beautiful piece – it measures 64″ long by 22″ wide. It seems to be made out of raw silk that has been embroidered with silk threads. There is an expensive shimmer and feel to this item. Rue’s big beautiful scarf comes with a Certificate of Authenticity...

A Porcelain Doll from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Rue McClanahan remained a joyful little girl in many ways her entire life. One way was that she kept stuffed animals and dolls in her homes. When you’d first visit her at home, she’d claim they were for the children who came to visit, but as your...

"Filched" Poster from DVD Release Party [SOLD]

Rue could be such a bad girl! The last time “The Girls” got together in NYC was for a DVD release party. Estelle Getty was either too sick to travel or had already passed by that point, but Rue, Betty White, and Bea Arthur all attended the event. Rue noticed these large foam board...

Rue's Shades of Pink Swarovski Crystal Bracelet [SOLD]

This is a sparkly, feminine, pink crystal bracelet. It is marked sterling silver on the clasp, and it was because of the clasp that Rue adored it – the clasp is a little heart and arrow! The bracelet measures 7.5″ long and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of...

Rue's Punk Rocker Sequin Covered Press Shell (Found Picture of Rue Wearing Piece!) [SOLD]

Sometimes even Rue needed to be a punk rock chick! This sequined silk shell was just the ticket. It is covered with clear rectangular sequins to make it flash and sparkle in the lights, and then the random news headlines with lipstick scrawled capital cities over them creates the...

Rue's Jerry-Rigged Metal Magazine Rack and Mail [SOLD]

There are so many reasons we love this piece. First, this bamboo looking metal magazine rack appears next to Rue in the portrait used in the project we met her on – the “NYC Pet Project” book. Second, Rue owned this metal magazine rack for decades and carried it from...

Rue's Blue Afghan [SOLD]

Did you know Rue was a quilter? She made quilts that she sewed together, she made a couple she embroidered (that last photo is her working on the quilt it took her 30-years to finish that she wrote about in her memoir), and then she made this blue one that she crocheted. Rue made this piece...

Rue's Sequin Covered Animal Print Blouse [SOLD]

This blouse is appearing here in the “Rue’s Closet” section because we do not know which project she wore it in, but we are 100% certain it is from a production. The evidence is as follows: first, following her role as “Blanche” in “The Golden Girls,”...

Rue's Liz Claiborne Silver Bead Necklace [SOLD]

If you look at the display picture of this 18″ Liz Claiborne necklace and the photos of Rue wearing the piece, do you see what we see? This isn’t unusual either. Rue often wore things the way SHE liked to wear them, rather than the way the designer or manufacturer anticipated their...

Set of Four Yellow Depression Era Glass Plates from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Colored Depression Era glass has this magical characteristic, and Rue saw it. Allow us to explain: when you take one of these plates and look at it, or even photograph it, it looks almost like clear glass. In fact, we’ve had many disagreements during photo shoots during which one person...

Rue's Personal NBC Logo Makeup Room Robe [SOLD]

All four of “The Golden Girls” had robes or coverups they used in the makeup room because sometimes they would already be in costume when the professional makeup people would be doing their jobs. Or, as Rue pointed out, even if they weren’t in costume, she didn’t want to...

Rue's Adjustable Sarah Cox Ring from the '80s [SOLD]

Isn’t this a great picture of Rue with the two men in her life – her father and her son? In the photo you can clearly see this Sarah Cox adjustable ring. By the way, even though it is adjustable, it isn’t like the adjustable rings we’re used to in a box of Cracker Jack...

Deep Red Stone Earrings from Movie "Miracle Dogs" [SOLD]

In the movie “Miracle Dogs,” Rue’s character lived in the huge mansion posted and so her character was always dressed in elegant, rich woman outfits and jewelry. Rue wore these earrings in a hospital scene when she learns she has cancer and walks past the boy who owns the dogs...

Rue Made Christmas Tree Ornament [SOLD]

This is the second – and last – one of these treasures that we are offering on Rue’s site. Rue (and “Blanche”) loved Christmas (and mall santas!). Rue enjoyed the time off work, getting to see friends and relatives, baking, partying, and crafting. This particular...

Rue's Pink Scarf/Boa [SOLD]

It is like a scarf and a boa had a baby! Rue’s scarf boa is almost 6 feet long and is 4.5″ wide. It is soft and furry, and yet solidly made. We have no idea how she came to own it – if it was from a professional project or just a personal shopping spree – but it smells...

Rue's Rapper Necklace [SOLD]

Bet you did didn’t know Rue had bling, did you? Doesn’t this look like something Ice-T would wear? Anyway, Rue’s rapper bling chain was made by Monet, it is 21″ long and .75″ thick. The chain has an old school hook clasp, it is heavy (shout out to Heavy D) and it...

Rue's Ruby Red Depression Glass Covered Candy Jar [SOLD]

Here is one of the treasures of Rue’s extensive Depression Era Glass Collection; even if you don’t collect the stuff, this is a stand alone piece. Rue’s ruby red covered candy jar is 7″ tall and about 4″ wide. It is in good condition, with no chips or cracks that...

Stunning Asian Style Jacket [SOLD]

This piece has it all. It will make you the center of attention just due to the vivid coloring, the style, and the luxurious materials, and then when you whip out the great pictures of Rue wearing the piece you will reach immediate legend status – cool! This is an XL top, designed to...

Rue's Amazing Marble Sculpture [SOLD]

This piece freaks us out! It seems to be solid marble – it does not move – and yet it appears to be two separate links locked together. Somehow, it is one continuous design. How could this have started as marble? Yet, it sure looks and feels like marble. Look at the bottom, too,...

Rue's "Maude" T-Shirt and Original TV Time Magazine Cover [SOLD]

We found this cool T-Shirt in Rue’s closet; it is an XL Diesel with a photo from the “Maude” years on the front – don’t you love that Rue would wear a shirt with herself on the front?! Then, later, we found the original TV Time magazine cover in one of Rue’s...

Rue's Vintage Zuni Necklace with Brooch/Medallion Signed by Artist [SOLD]

Yet again, we are posting a piece and aren’t sure what it is worth; yet, but we’re doing research this time! As a total fluke, we spotted the Zuni brooch shown and because of the similarity to Rue’s medallion it jumped out at us. Rue’s piece turned out to be signed by...

Framed Stage Shot from Rue's 1972 Performance in "Dylan" [SOLD]

We think one of the coolest aspects of this photo is that we found a snapshot of Rue in her apartment taken in the early ’70s and you can see this framed picture on the wall behind her! “Dylan” was an important show in Rue’s life in that she remained friends with many of...

Beach Shell Necklace [SOLD]

Rue must have gotten this on her last trip down to Florida, when she went down to relax at a spa. We could see her buying it from a beachcomber or street vendor to be kind, because this is NOT the normal type of item she would own. Make no mistake about it, this is NOT a fine piece of jewelry....

Rue's FABULOUS Sugar Bowl (And a Story) [SOLD]

First lets get the bowl out of the way: yes, it is fabulous; it is 4.5″ high, the opening is 3″, and the base is 3″, but the middle flares out; it is handmade and signed by the artist, and it seems to be in great shape. Now, the story: so, this sugar bowl sat on Rue’s...

Rue's Really Cool Sterling Silver Bracelet [SOLD]

Do you see the back of this thing? How did they do that? It is flexible, with the circles on the front and those little round designed things, but then the back is this geometric, brick pattern. Somehow the entire thing easily bends, too, even those big circles on the front are hinged and...

Rue's Phoenix Bone China Cup and Saucer [SOLD]

Can you believe we found a photo where you can clearly see this cup in the background? This is the perfect item for someone who wants a simple, yet personal memento from Rue’s Estate that they can use. As you probably already know, Rue liked to collect… well, everything, …but...

Rue's Linen Top and Long Vest from the Southwest Indian Foundation (With Joint Donation Opportunity!) [SOLD]

As you might already know, Rue was a card carrying member of the Choctaw American Indian Tribe, and was very proud of that connection. Rue supported American Indian people by visiting reservations and buying lots of arts and crafts, and she also donated to charities that help American Indians...

Rue's Gorgeous Three-Piece Costume from "Safe Harbor" [SOLD]

The shell and slacks of this costume have a slight sparkle to them, which makes them alluring, but it is the long jacket that packs the punch, it is gorgeous! The textured fabric is opulent and really stands out, and the trim and green border take the already beautiful fabric to a stratospheric...

Another Mammy Doll From Rue's Collection [SOLD]

This is a piece of Americana; a piece of African-American Folk Art. We even found a photo of Rue with this piece. She was in her library with her voice teacher and one of the songwriters from her one woman show and you can see this piece in the background. Now, you may look at the mammy doll...

Rue's Diamond and Pink Coral Cocktail Ring From Memoir Cover Shoot [SOLD]

Is this ring really diamond and pink coral, or is it fake? We don’t know. The tooth test tells us it is NOT plastic, that’s for sure. Also, those six tiny stones are really fiery; they sure look like diamonds. But what do we know? We may take this piece in to a jeweler and...

Rue's Classic Studs [SOLD]

What a photograph of Rue, right? This was taken by a German magazine that came to Rue’s NYC apartment to interview her. In addition to these classic diamond-like solitaire studs, Rue wore one of her robes from “The Golden Girls” for the shoot. Rue has two pair of these...

Rue's Golden Half Hoops [SOLD]

Rue was not afraid to wear large-scale jewelry. She could go from one extreme to the other – a pair of demure, classic studs one day, and these rather outrageous “bling” type earrings another – and that’s what is so fun about going through the boxes in Rue’s...

Rue's Vintage Sterling Silver and Marcasite Danglers [SOLD]

As you may already know, Rue had a large collection of vintage sterling silver and marcasite jewelry, and this pair of earrings is definitely one of the finer items in her collection. These 1.75″ long by .5″ wide danglers have a beautiful faceted crystal hanging from the bottom. It...

Rue's Sterling and Vessel Honey Amber James Rogers' Clips [SOLD]

There is definitely some prehistoric something or another parked in the earring on the left. We can’t tell if it is a bug of some sort with its wings still preserved, or a dandelion type floating seed, but you can see the syrup captured whatever it is and now all these years later it is...

Rue's Green and Gold Magic Necklace [SOLD]

Oh my gosh! Have you looked at the photos of this necklace yet? Those green stones do the coolest thing under the light – they glow! When we were doing the photo shoot someone tilted the necklace stand while this piece was being lit and everyone gasped – we called it a...

Rue's Obsidian Elephant Necklace [SOLD]

Look what Rue wore to her surprise birthday party in 1997: one of her outfits from “The Golden Girls” and this gorgeous obsidian elephant pendant necklace. The pendant is accented with and held in place by sterling silver. What is that eye? It could be a crystal or even a...

Rue's Extremely Hallmarked Starfish Necklace [SOLD]

You know how expensive or well-made jewelry will have a hallmark or stamp somewhere on it that identifies the aspect of the piece that makes it valuable; such as: “14Kt” or some designer’s name? Well, if a hallmark is the sign of value this piece is worth a zillion because we...

Thick Sterling Link Necklace Rue Wore to Opening of "The Women" [SOLD]

Rue wore this necklace to the opening of the Broadway Show “The Women;” in which she played Countess de Lage – “…l’amour, l’amour…” We call it “The Kramer Necklace” because of the photo she posed for with “Kramer”...

Rue's Pair of Vintage Cut Glass Candlesticks [SOLD]

Rue used this set of cut glass candlesticks in her Manhattan apartment. We just pulled a photo of Rue in front of her china hutch to see if you can see the candlesticks anywhere and look at what is directly above her head – ha! Rue’s candlesticks measure about 3″ high and...

Rue's Gorgeous Etched Crystal Cream and Sugar Set [SOLD]

As you probably know by now, Rue has an EXTENSIVE collection of antique or vintage glassware. We think this creamer and sugar set is one of the finest items in her entire collection! Not only are these etched crystal pieces in great shape – which already makes them super rare in...

Rue's Faded Tumblers [SOLD]

Rue said that these were her mother’s glasses and she remembers them from when she was young! Isn’t that amazing? That would make the tumblers pretty darn old! As we’ve told you, Rue always used pieces from her collection, no matter how rare or valuable they were, but these...

Rue's Set of Thick and Heavy Beer Mugs [SOLD]

Rue wasn’t a big beer drinker, but when she did partake she liked Corona. She kept these thick, heavy beer mugs in the freezer of the Sub-Zero in the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment and when she was going to have a cold one, she often would reach for one of these. Rue didn’t...

Original 25-year-old 8" x 10" Eddie Garcia Photograph [SOLD]

This is an original Eddie Garcia photograph that he gave to Rue McClanahan after the 1988 Emmy Awards; this was the year that Estelle and Bea won their awards – Betty and Rue already had in 1986 and 1987 respectively. Rue said many times that these were the magic years when they were all...

Four Polaroids from Photo Shoot at Rue's House [SOLD]

During the run of “The Golden Girls” Rue bought and renovated her dream house in Encino, California – she spent over a million dollars on the yard alone! So, when interview requests would come into the press office at NBC asking to come to “The Girls’” homes...

Rue's Favorite Refrigerator Magnet of HER from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue laughed anytime someone commented on this refrigerator magnet in her house. It took every ounce of her training not to burst out laughing when she was playing over-the-top “Blanche” scenes like the one depicted in the image on the magnet, when “Blanche” would be...

One of Few Remaining Polaroids From "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Polaroids used to set up lighting and camera angles on professional sets usually ended up in the trash. However, Rue was fond of picking them up and saving them, particularly if she looked good, and she looks great in this image. This is one of a few Polaroids...

Rue's Personal Desktop Lazy Susan [SOLD]

Rue kept this lazy Susan on her desk for at least the last decade of her life. Rue was always writing, doodling, signing letters and photos, or doing some sort of a craft project, and so she needed regular access to pens, pencils, markers, glue, tape, scissors, etc… Solution, a lazy...

Rue's Cat Scarf [SOLD]

Look how happy Rue was in the photos posted. She was happy for two reasons: one, she was hanging out with one of her beloved nieces who had just arrived for a visit; and two, she was wearing this stunning blue cat scarf. The art on this 52″ x 11″ scarf was created by Laurel Burch,...

Rue's Vintage Noritake [SOLD]

Do you know about Noritake China? It’s a name that has been around our entire lives, seen on plates and other porcelain pieces in restaurants and even in our homes forever. Well, that’s one type of Noritake; that is the type that you can buy in stores all over the world. And then...

Rue's Shaker Thing (Aside: Look at the Cat's Face!) [SOLD]

First, the business: Rue’s vintage cut-glass shaker thing – you could put cheese, or powdered sugar in it; anything really, Rue has clove in there right now – it is 7″ high and has a 2.25″ base. The distinctively shaped top is stamped “E.P.N.S.” and we...

Rue's GREEN Depression Era Serving Platter [SOLD]

We just opened a box and came across four of Rue’s beautiful Depression Era Glass serving platters and so we decided to post all of them. Perhaps someone will be able to get them all and keep the collection intact, who knows? This first piece, the green one, measures almost a foot...

Rue's AMBER Depression Era Serving Platter [SOLD]

Here is the second in Rue’s collection of four Depression Era serving platters; this one is amber. The piece is an oval shape with great design around the edge. It is covered with an etched pattern and is in excellent condition. It measures 11.5″ long and 8.5″ across. ...

Rue's YELLOW Depression Era Serving Platter [SOLD]

This third platter – out of Rue’s four Depression Era serving platters – is a favorite. The handles are so intricate and delicate that it is nothing short of a miracle they have never been knocked off! Remember, Rue didn’t just display her pieces, she used them. This...

Rue's Pair of Waterford Heart Lead Crystal Champagne Flutes [SOLD]

These Waterford Crystal champagne flutes are very heavy, but after hefting one a few times it gets much easier for some reason. These are tall glasses, too, 9.25″ high with a 3″ base and a 3.5″ opening. We knew we’d be able to find a photo of someone with them because...

Rue's Set of Four Clear Glass Fruit Cups [SOLD]

Not much we can say about Rue’s fruit cups, they are what they are. We can’t tell if they are glass or crystal, but probably glass. They have solid bases and so they are a little on the heavier side. They measure 3.5″ high with a 2.5″ base and 4.5″ opening. ...

Rue's Set of Four Fancy Smancy Depression Era Fruit Cups [SOLD]

It is so interesting to place one of these fruit cups next to one of the cups posted above. The modern looking ones are beautiful, but simple, and then you look at this cup. The details on each one of these is amazing. First, they have little handles, which actually come in handy when you are...

Rue's Port Glasses [SOLD]

Look at Rue’s hand in that fabulous photo from the play “MacBird!” She has a port glass in it. While it is true, it is NOT one of Rue’s port glasses – at least not one of these – it is funny that she has a port glass in her hand at all. Rue didn’t...

Estelle Signed Christmas Card to Rue [SOLD]

What’s a nice Jewish girl like Estelle Gettleman – a/k/a Estelle Getty – doing giving out Christmas cards? Well, when you find the perfect card for someone, how can you resist? This is definitely to perfect card for Rue, too. Rue used to say that she didn’t have...

Two Original Pictures of Rue and Betty On Set In Original Envelope [SOLD]

Look what we found in Rue’s desk drawer – an envelope with Rue’s name written on the front and inside are two amazing snapshots. The pictures were shot on the set of “The Golden Girls” when Rue and Betty were in their “Cats” costumes. These two...

Two Original Production Shots from "Night of 100 Stars III" With HUGE Mistake! [SOLD]

The big networks used to periodically have these huge events during which they would show off their star power – “Night of 100 Stars” was NBC’s format. All four of “The Golden Girls” were living in California in 1990 – their show was riding high –...

Rue's Waterford Crystal Star (Estelle Had One, Too!) [SOLD]

It’s a mystery! Rue had this Waterford Crystal star with the rest of her “important” crystal on the shelves in the master bathroom of her Manhattan apartment. We found a Polaroid from back in the day and saw that she used to keep this Waterford piece on the grand piano in the...

Baccarat Bunny from Rue's Crystal Collection [SOLD]

Rue loved Baccarat crystal animals, who doesn’t, right? She had a collection spread throughout her homes, but her favorite pieces were on the glass shelves in the master bathroom of her Manhattan apartment. This little bunny measures 3.5″ long and 1.5″ wide and stands about...

Baccarat Elephant from Rue's Crystal Collection [SOLD]

Rue loved elephants and did a lot of work fighting on their behalf. For example: Rue helped get those cruel hooks banned that circus people used to poke and prod those poor circus elephants. We think this particularly piece was a gift from one of the people Rue worked with on that campaign. ...

Rue's 40+ Year Old Over-sized Beethoven Book [SOLD]

Rue loved classical music and said that the skill she most wished she had in this life was the ability to create a symphony. In fact, she once had a dream wherein she DID create a symphony and was floating in the air conducting it in the dream. She told me she hoped that’s what Heaven...

Two Pair of Rue's Sunglasses [SOLD]

We decided to put two pair of Rue’s sunglasses together because she has a mountain of them! We’ve joined one of her practical pair – those “Bluesblocker” type – with a more, um, let’s say sexy pair. The sexy pair is a tortoise shell with a green lenses...

Rue's Venice Ball Handled Masks [SOLD]

Can you believe we found a photo of Rue holding one of her Venice Ball handled masks? It was in a magazine, too! Rue had this pair of handled masks for 25-years, although the edges are chipped up, the fronts still look good and they are usable. Rue tied all sorts of strings and things on them...

Rue's Scarf from Breaking News of Death Clip [SOLD]

Many people thought this scarf was Versace with its color scheme – the gold and purple – and the design, but it is not. Every time we see it we don’t think Versace though, we think of that day. When Rue passed, there was a clip circulating the news programs in which she was...

Rue's "Vera" Scarf [SOLD]

Don’t you just love the vibrant colors in Rue’s scarf made by “Vera?” Or is that an “n?” Is it “Vena?” In either case, we can imagine a perky little flight attendant wearing it back in the day. You can see it in the top left corner of the shot...

Rue's Royal Purple Raw Silk Scarf [SOLD]

This purple is so bright! See it in the scarf display? It really pops. The piece measures 64″ long by 13.5″ wide and it seems to be made of a woven raw silk. Rue’s royal purple scarf comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$150 NOW $75

Rue's "Got Milk?" Bowl [SOLD]

Remember that advertising campaign presented by The Milk Council in which they painted the upper lips of famous people with a milk mustache? This Depression Era piece of Rue’s reminds us of that campaign since just the lip of the bowl is white. In fact, one of Rue’s fans who is...

Beautifully Designed Depression Era Green Plate [SOLD]

We all love the lines of this plate. Something about those molded designs remind us of flowers. Rue was helpless when she came across a piece that had painted flowers or even the line and shape of a flower – she had to have it. This Depression Era green glass plate is in excellent...

A Pair of Rue's Vintage Plates [SOLD]

Here are a matching pair of Rue’s Depression Era green glass plates. These plates have a geometric design that does wonderful things to light. The plates are 6″ across, so they are more for salads or sides than entrees. Remember, Rue believed in using her vintage pieces, no matter...

Rue's "Pig Iron" Hoops [SOLD]

Rue briefly had these metal bar stools along the counter in the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment, but she got rid of them because they were so heavy she couldn’t move them. One time, while she was trying to slide one, she commented as follows: “This thing is so heavy, it is made...

Rue's Wise Old Owl Pin [SOLD]

Rue’s gold-toned metal wise old owl pin is enameled and has crystal sections around each of the hard stone eyes. They aren’t a pavé, the crystals look to be individually faceted. The piece measures 1.5″ high and is a little over an inch wide. Rue’s owl pin comes with a ...

Rue's 14 KT "FEAR NOT" Angel Pin [SOLD]

Do you remember Rue’s starfish necklace we recently posted (and that quickly sold)? Remember how it had all those markings inside? Well, this handmade gold angel pin was created by the same artist. We tried to shoot the back of the pin so you can see all the markings – the symbol...

Rue's Large Scale Turquoise Chandeliers [SOLD]

Welcome back to the ’80s, eh? These monster clips are 4″ long and almost 2″ wide at their widest point. Even though they are “costume,” they appear to be custom-made and they are definitely over-the-top costume. These clips are NOT for the timid or meek. ...

Rue's Upside Down Purple Heart Danglers [SOLD]

Aren’t these beautiful? They look ever better in person because for some reason the color shows more blue than purple in the photos, and they are definitely purple earrings. Rue’s upside down purple heart earrings are 2.25″ long and .75″ wide at their widest. These...

Original Photo of Rue and Cofounder of PeTA and the Clips Rue is Wearing in the Photo [SOLD]

Rue adored Ingrid Newkirk, the cofounder of PeTA, and the two worked together to do many good things for animals over the years of their friendship. Here is the original 5″ x 7″ portrait of Rue and Ingrid that Rue kept on the wall in her office. We found the rhinestone and...

Original Photos of Rue and Her Girlfriends [SOLD]

From Rue’s personal photo collection – which she kept in folders in a cabinet in her home office – we found these four original photos from Rue’s girlhood that capture her relationships with her many girlfriends. Rue stayed friends with the girls she met during her high...

Rue's Cat's Greek Plate Catnip Server [SOLD]

Rue owned this handmade, hand-painted Greek plate for years and the only thing we ever saw it used for was serving catnip to her cats. It is funny how certain pieces get designated as “for x” in our mind and then are only used for that purpose, and that’s exactly what happened...

Unusual Blue Resin and Pounded Metal Vessel [SOLD]

We have no clue what this piece is all about or how it came into Rue’s life. It is just one of those things that was always there in one of Rue’s homes. The blue part is made of a molded resin and then is has a pounded metal sleeve on the outside. The piece measures 3.25″...

Rue's Vintage Carmen Miranda-Esque Earrings [SOLD]

Aren’t these cool? They are old, too, we’re thinking ’60s or ’70s. They are metal and plastic though, so who really knows? We certainly do not! All we know for sure is that they were owned by Rue McClanahan for decades, worn by her many times over those years, and they...

Rue's Gold Ribbon Style Iridescent Hard Stone Earrings [SOLD]

Rue loved these earrings, and she told us they were “really expensive” too. As we’ve mentioned before, Rue spent like a Rockefeller and never blinked an eye, so for her to even take notice of a price, much less classify it as “really expensive,” means these babies...

Pale Green Vase [SOLD]

This beautiful, pale green vase measures 4″ tall by about 2.5″ wide. It is signed by the artist, and that appears to be a person by the name of “Sally.” Rue did know a “Sally,” and she sold seashells down by the seashore – Rue told us that fact over...

Rue's Dragon Tray [SOLD]

Rue used this plate for this and that and she kept it here and there. We saw it on her desk with paperclips and rubber bands in it, it was on her bedroom dresser with earrings and hair pins for awhile, and it was in her kitchen with garlic cloves. Therefore, we’ll just call this...

Rue's Limoges Covered Dish [SOLD]

Rue purchased this vintage signed Theodore Haviland piece while on one of her trips to Europe. A doormen in Rue’s building once remarked, “I always knew when Ms. McClanahan was in Europe because the boxes would start arriving every day.” Rue used to comb antique stores and...

Rue's German Handled Plate [SOLD]

This hand-painted plate was made in Germany way back in the day. It is a numbered piece – Number 189 of 6702 made – and we wonder how many of these still exist today? Wouldn’t it be interesting to know the story of how each was lost or destroyed over the years and exactly how...

Rue's Sterling Eagle Ring [SOLD]

As we’ve written and shown you before, Rue had a lot of rings. Having been married six times and engaged many times more than that, she had lots of engagement and wedding rings. She also had some diamonds, emeralds, pearls, rubies, and sapphires. But, the rings that Rue actually seemed...

Rue's Vintage Purple and Lavender Stone Pin [SOLD]

This is a big pin; it measures 2.25″ wide by 1.75″ high. In addition to being large scale, it is versatile in that it changes color dramatically depending on the light. We posted three shots of it from basically the same angle and just altered the light hitting the piece, and it...

One of Rue's Angel Pins [SOLD]

Rue had a bunch of angel pins, but this wire and bead one is the largest of the bunch. We found a photo of some of Rue’s angel pins taken during the initial inventory of her jewelry and you can see how much larger this wire piece is than all the others – it measures 2″ long...

Naked Girl Clay Coffee Cup [SOLD]

This piece was one of Rue’s favorites. Sure, she had more “exquisite” art around the house, but this little coffee cup with the naked girl climbing out was right up her alley – she loved handmade things like this. The cup is signed by the artist, and it looks like it...

Rue's Ying and Yang Ashtray [SOLD]

Did Rue make this piece? We aren’t sure. I (it is “I” MJL at Estate of Rue) can clearly see Rue’s name lightly carved into the bottom – see the “R” to the left in the closeup? – but no one else can see it. I don’t want to ask Rue’s...

Pair of Colorful Candlesticks [SOLD]

Aren’t these cool? Rue used them in her Manhattan apartment. They are 5″ high with a base that is 2.5″ across, and they are heavy, too. They aren’t ceramic, we think they might be some sort of a soap stone or something like that. Maybe plaster, but they feel too...

Rue's Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Membership Card [SOLD]

This one is self-explanatory; it is Rue’s original card which expired in 2009, the year she got sick. Comes with prints of some shots of Rue with her Emmy Award and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$325 NOW $162.50 NOW $81.25

Rue's Original Signed FEDCO Card [SOLD]

FEDCO was a chain of department stores in Southern California that required memberships; it was a cooperative, similar to Sam’s Club today. We’d like to point out that the year Rue joined – 1989 – she was making well over one million dollars a year, and yet she was still...

Rue's Blockbuster Video Rental Card [SOLD]

Now that Blockbuster has gone under, this is a doubly RARE item! Rue’s Blockbuster Video Rental Card comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$325 NOW $162.50

Rue's Vintage Pink "Stone" Brooch [SOLD]

This is no more a “stone” than Rue was a Sumo wrestler; the tooth test reveals the pink piece in the middle of this vintage brooch to be DEFINITELY made of hairspray and rubber tires. However, the metal frame holding the hunk of plastic sure is pretty. There are some initials on...

Rue's "Grandma Pin" [SOLD]

Whenever we come across a piece in Rue’s collection that has these vintage crystals that shoot out rainbow colors we call it “Grandma’s” whatever. The reason is that all of our grandmothers seemed to own earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces made of these particular...

Rue's '80s Row Pin [SOLD]

Do you remember these? Back in the 1980s all the girls – and many of the boys – would wear dress shirts buttoned all the way up to the top with one of these row pins clasped at the top. It was a “Boy George Culture Club” look and it was hot. We’d all go out to...

One of "Blanche's" Hand-Painted, Custom-Made Robes [SOLD]

As many of you know already, Rue was the ONLY one of “The Golden Girls” to build her costumes into her contract. When she passed, she still owned a couple of hundred pieces from the show. After auctions in both New York and California, and a couple of years selling things on this...

Original Polaroid of Rue and Betty from "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

Here is a rare piece – a behind-the-scenes Polaroid from the set of “The Golden Palace,” the short-lived sequel to “The Golden Girls.” The scene was a dream sequence and someone was dreaming that everyone was pregnant. The crew member who outfitted Rue and Betty...

Three Test Polaroids from Rue and Estelle Shoot (Add On Info) [SOLD]

Bea, Betty and Rue were all pet owners when they arrived on the set of “The Golden Girls” for the first time, but Estelle was not. It took awhile, but the ladies convinced Estelle to get her first pet and it was on, Estelle became a zealous animal lover. These three Polaroids are...

Rue's Gold Tragedy and Comedy Pin [SOLD]

Is this real gold? If it were, it would be stamped, right? And yet, it sure has the look of real gold. We’re wondering if it might be some sort of an electroplate or something like that. There definitely aren’t any marks on it, at least that we can find. It is lightweight, and...

Rue's Dragonfly Pin [SOLD]

Rue had a little flock of dragonfly pins – you can see some in the shot from the initial inventory – and this was one of the most beautiful. It is a gold-toned metal pin with enameled wings, and blue baguette shaped enamel in the tail, and a couple of rhinestones set for the eyes. ...

Rue's Elephant Pin [SOLD]

This little guy was very challenging to shoot. For some reason, the sparkle of the stones would trigger the auto-focus feature of the camera and throw the piece out of focus. We finally placed someone’s cellphone behind the pin just to get a clear shot. Eventually, after dozens of...

Rue's Carnelian Ring #1 [SOLD]

Rue received a carnelian ring from the producer Marty Richards way back in the ’70s and that was when she learned about the magical powers of what had been called “The Blood Stone.” Rue bought this particular carnelian ring in California in the ’80s. It is a size 7 and...

Rue's Carnelian Ring #2 [SOLD]

Are these real diamonds? We don’t know, but they sure do sparkle. One of the things that Rue learned about the carnelian stone is that it supposedly has healing powers – both physical and emotional. This ring is a size 7.5 and in addition to the 4mm carnelian stone in the center,...

Rue's Moonstone Ring [SOLD]

Moonstones are thought to bring about good dreams by many people in India. Apparently, the way the light is caught and refracted inside the stone is what creates the interesting glow. There is a word for it in the jewelry industry, it is called: adularescence. You learn something new...

Vintage Sterling Clips Rue Wore in "After-Play" [SOLD]

Do you know who Anne Meara is? She has been married to Jerry Stiller for 60 years and is the mother of the movie actor Ben Stiller? Anyway, she was a friend of Rue’s and a playwright. She wrote a show entitled “After-Play” and Rue agreed to play one of the female leads. Rue...

Rue's Book Cover Photo Shoot Dangling Bubble Earrings [SOLD]

Even if these dangling bubble earrings did not have such a direct connection to Rue and her life, these would be really cool vintage treasures to own! The main dangling bubble is an inch across and it has some interesting iridescence to it. In fact, even the little bubbles at the top glow and...

Jade and Marcasite Earrings from Bea's "Intimate Portrait" [SOLD]

Rue wore these beautiful jade and marcasite earrings when she was interviewed for Bea Arthur’s “Intimate Portrait.” The vintage clips measure 1.75″ long and they are in good condition. These beautiful dangling clips come with prints of the images shown and a Certificate...

Rue's Heavily Carved Silver Metal Cuff [SOLD]

This silver metal cuff is heavily carved and heavy in weight, too. It measures 2.5″ side-to-side, and 2″ front-to-back. Of course, since it is a cuff, it can be opened further if need be. The bracelet is graduated from 5/8″ at its widest, down to 1/8″ at the ends. ...

Rue's Liz Claiborne Link Bracelet [SOLD]

Did you know Tim Gunn from “Project Runway” is the Creative Director of Liz Claiborne? We love him! Anyway, Rue loved Liz Claiborne costume jewelry and she owned a pile of the stuff. This flexible link bracelet is the exact reason she loved their jewelry, too; it is original,...

Rue's Gardenburger Tie Bracelet [SOLD]

Why does Rue McClanahan have a Gardenburger tying bracelet in her jewelry box, you ask? Well, Rue McClanahan LOVED Gardenburger Vegetarian Burgers and thought they were a wonderful choice for people like herself, people horrified by what happens in out meat processing industry – but we...

Rue's Last '80s Leather Band Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue owned three of these ’80s leather bracelets: a red one, a gold lamé (of course) and this natural leather one. This is the largest of the three and the last one to go; the other two have sold on this site already. The piece is “Genuine Leather” and “Made in ...

Rue's Spiral Beaded Flag Bracelet [SOLD]

We cannot imagine how on Earth the creator of this bracelet was able to line all these beads up on the spiral so they created an American Flag! Hats off to you, beader person. Rue loved The United States of America and she proudly wore this spiral beaded flag on the Fourth of July. Of course,...

Rue's Forem Quartz Watch (With a Story) [SOLD]

First the watch: the watch itself is a Forem Quartz and it needs a new battery; the band is 7″ long and made of nice beads and hanging sterling silver things. Now the story: Rue wore it when she went to visit her dear friend, the amazing artist known as the “Mama of Dada,”...

Rue's Large Turquoise Oval Clips [SOLD]

As we’ve explained in the past, Rue was rough on her jewels. These vintage clips are large – 1.5″ long – and kind of heavy, so when she was spinning on a dance floor one evening it is no surprise that one of her turquoise ovals took off across the room. There are a...

Rue's Vintage Flapper Pin [SOLD]

Rue owned two of these vintage flapper pins. These were made in the ’80s in France and became highly collectible back in the day – there were lots of different styles and interesting details. Rue’s red flapper pin measures 1.5″ long and 1″ wide. The stick pin...

Old Green Glass Stickpin [SOLD]

This is one of the older pins from Rue’s stickpin collection. It seems to be made of glass with a faded gold leaf around the edges. The pin is 3″ long and the little square of glass is about 5/8″ across. Rue’s vintage green glass stickpin comes with a Certificate of...

Rue's Clover Pin with Blue Stone [SOLD]

What do you think, is it a sapphire? Of course, we don’t know what things are made of if they aren’t stamped clearly on the back, and this pin is not marked, but it sure looks like a gold clover with a little pale sapphire in the middle. Maybe it is topaz, or a blue diamond! ...

Pair of Rue's Hatpins - Green [SOLD]

Rue had a collection of vintage hatpins and here are two of them that we’ve joined together because of their shared green color. The larger pin is .5″ across at its widest and is 6″ long. The smaller is 5/8″ across and about 5″ long. Rue’s pair of hatpins...

Another Pair of Rue's Vintage Hatpins - Blue [SOLD]

Here is another pair of hatpins from Rue’s collection; we’re calling these “Blue.” The longer one is 6″ long and about 3/8″ wide, and the shorter is 5″ and 5/8″ wide at its widest. The hatpins will appear together on one Certificate of...

Rue's Original Golden Globe Nominating Certificate from 1986 [SOLD]

Rue was nominated for a total of three Golden Globe Awards and this is the original nominating certificate for the first one; and it sprung out of the first season of “The Golden Girls,” too. She didn’t win – Cybill Shepherd won for her work on “Moonlighting”...

Rue's Original, Signed "Hand Print Doodle" [SOLD]

When Rue was in one of the Broadway Shows – we think it was “The Women” – for some unknown reason there was this bulletin board full of hand print drawings backstage; those are when kids (usually) trace an outline of their hand and then make a bird or turkey, or whatever....

Signed Holiday Card from Estelle Getty [SOLD]

When you became friends with Rue you couldn’t help but ask about her relationships with “The Girls.” Rue never professed to having a clear “favorite” among her co-workers on “The Golden Girls,” but she ALWAYS used positive words when talking about...

Danny Thomas is a Lesbian Gown and Robe [SOLD]

Do you remember the episode when “Blanche” thought the word lesbian was Lebanese, and stated that Danny Thomas is one? Here is the silk gown and robe that she was wearing in that classic episode. In a number of interviews, and in person, Rue referenced this as one of her favorite...

Rue's Golden Rope Chain [SOLD]

Rue wore this chain during the DVD release event with her co-stars from “The Golden Girls,” Bea Arthur and Betty White. She wanted a “Golden Outfit” for the event, so her shopper bought the fabulous gold St. John jacket and Rue chose the beautiful chain from her...

Rue's Green Hardstone Clips [SOLD]

These vintage clips have a great shape; the double gold metal loop is certainly an interesting design. We suspect Rue owned them from some theatrical production because they are quite obviously costume close up, but from a distance they could appear expensive. However,in the absence of any...

"Blanche's" Pavé Ring [SOLD]

Once you start looking for this ring, you’ll see “Blanche” wearing it in many episodes of “The Golden Girls.” Rue even has it on in the gorgeous publicity still taken of the four “Girls” to promote the show. The piece is 18kt gold electroplated and the...

Rue's Lap Blanket from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Every year the producers of “The Golden Girls” gave a holiday gift to all of the cast and crew. Usually they were purely ornamental, but on occasion they were practical, as was this lap blanket with “The Golden Girls” woven into the plush wool. Rue kept her’s in...

Pueblo Storyteller Sculpture [SOLD]

Rue collected American Indian jewelry, fabrics, drawings, paintings, and ceramics. This is a handmade Pueblo Storyteller figure. You can see it on the shelf in Rue’s library/music room in a photo she posed for the year before she passed away (that is her Golden Apple Award on the shelf...

Rue's Ruby "Flash Glass" Two-Handled Bowl [SOLD]

Here is an unusual piece from Rue’s Depression-Era Glass collection: a two-handled, ruby “flash glass” bowl. From what we understand, this piece may precede the official Depression since “flash glass” was popular from the late 1890s to the late 1920s, but it is a...

Rue's Footed and Handled Grape Motif Bowl [SOLD]

We were surprised to find that all four glass feet and both, delicate glass handles were attached to this Depression Era bowl – for Rue, that is amazing! Because she used her pieces all the time and was a tad bit rough on them, usually a piece this fragile would have had one or two things...

Rue's Pink Nut Dish [SOLD]

This is a wonderful example of pink Depression-Era glass; it is a handled, leaf-shaped, nut or candy dish. When was the last time you extended a beautiful glass bowl toward someone and asked: “Bon bon?” Or even better: “Nut?” Now you can. And then when they remark how...

Rue's German Tea Service [SOLD]

Rue enjoyed a good cup of coffee or tea, and she enjoyed it even more when it was served in a high-quality porcelain cup. As you probably already know, one of Rue’s majors in college was German, and she was a big fan of the Country and their products. This Villeroy & Boch Tea...

Watch Rue Bought in Her Hometown [SOLD]

Okay, in her defense, Rue was a good-hearted person and she loved the people of Ardmore, Oklahoma; the town she lived in during those important teen years, and the town her parents lived in the rest of their lives. In fact, Rue visited there regularly, even after becoming a star, and she...

Rue's Health Record from 1946 [SOLD]

Rue’s mother hung on to this “Standard Health Examination Record” from 1946 and kept it in her scrap book, and then Rue got a hold of it after her mother passed. This is an unusual piece of memorabilia that really ought to be framed and preserved. Rue’s health record...

Rue's Childhood "Music Prize Card" [SOLD]

When she was a little girl, Rue took piano lessons from Mrs. Lemon; she wrote about it in her memoir: “My First First Husbands…And the Ones Who Got Away.” Rue received this 4.25″ x 6″ card as recognition for her exemplary work with Mrs. Lemon; and Mrs. Lemon wrote...

Rue's "Slam Book" [SOLD]

Those kookie kids! Rue and her pals used to pass these “Slam Books” around class when they ought to have been paying attention to lessons! Anyway, in addition to containing an address section – where many of what turned out to be Rue’s lifelong friends are listed...

Rue's Witch Picture [SOLD]

Apparently, many years ago Rue ordered some enlargements of photographs and the person or persons she ordered them from decided to make a gag photo of her riding a broomstick and wearing a witch hat. We don’t know what year this took place – you’d have to find out when The...

Original Statue of Liberty Souvenir Photo From 1949 [SOLD]

Did you read Rue’s memoir – “My First Five Husbands…And the Ones Who Got Away?” In it, Rue writes about the magical trip the family took in 1949 to New York City. As soon as Rue came up the subway stairs at 42nd Street she knew NYC was her true home. That would...

Rue's Signed College Beauty Pageant Photo [SOLD]

For whatever reason, Rue signed this photo to her Grandmother and her consort, “Zebbin,” but she never sent it. Thankfully, she didn’t throw it away because now here it is: a beautiful black & white 5″ x 7″ photograph from 1956 with Rue’s original...

Rue Fur Storage Receipt [SOLD]

Back in the day, Rue wore fur, almost everyone did. Once she was educated as to how they were made, she never wore fur again, became an anti-fur activist, and only wore faux fur (See image of her collection in the master bedroom of her Manhattan apartment). In 1957, Rue still had a fur, and...

Rue's Shirt and Gold Cowboy Hat From Movie [SOLD]

Rue wore this Italian made Western-style shirt and gold mesh cowboy hat in the 1998 movie “Rusty.” In the film, Rue starred with Hal Holbrook and Loraine Newman, and she enjoyed working with them both. The blouse has the feel of silk, it might be a washable silk or some sort of...

Rue's Demure Lady Bunny [SOLD]

This was probably made by one of the McClanahans – perhaps even Rue – because animals in full outfits really cracked the clan up, and crafting them was a regular occupation of Rue and her sister. Rue always had stuffed animals in all of her homes. This is a bunny rabbit dressed as...

One of Rue's "Fancy" Dolls [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Rue was like a little girl in many ways, and one of those ways was that she played with dolls until the very end of her life. She used to say that her houses were full of toys, stuffed animals, and dolls “in case someone stopped by with kids,” but once...

Rue's Original Screenplay [SOLD]

When Rue was at the height of her hotness with “The Golden Girls,” she often had to run here and there and fulfill the demands of being a celebrity with a hit television show, but what she really wanted to do was go home and write. Well, truth be told, that was the second thing she...

Rue's Script From College Play [SOLD]

Rue majored in theatre in college, and she LOVED every minute of it. This 11.5″ x 9″ folder contains her original mimeographed copy of the script for “The Menaechmi,” in which she played one of the servant girls. Her last name is written in her hand on the inside first...

Rue's Framed Group Shot From NBC's 60th Anniversary Bash [SOLD]

In 1986 “The Golden Girls” was one of the hottest shows on television and “The Girls” were beloved by America and the head honchos at the network that owned the show – NBC. NBC was celebrating its 60th Anniversary that year and it flew all of its biggest stars...

Rue's Tux Jacket from "The Golden Girls," a Della Reese Gig , and Her Personal Life [SOLD]

Rue loved this Anne Klein II Tuxedo Jacket that Judy Evans – the Costume Designer on “The Golden Girls” – bought for “Blanche” to wear during Season Three of the show. In fact, Rue wore it later in a movie she made with Della Reese called “The Moving of...

Rue's Cast List From Ted Knight Show [SOLD]

Ted Knight – you remember him, right? Remember when he married “Georgette” on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show?” What a hoot! Rue performed in “The Ted Knight Musical Comedy Variety Special” way back in 1976, and this is her original cast contact list from...

Polaroid of Rue from Backstage on "The Golden Girls" Set [SOLD]

The wardrobe department of “The Golden Girls” used to shoot Polaroids of Rue and the other “girls” in their costumes to keep a record of each outfit worn in an episode. Sometimes Rue would “filch” the picture because she loved the outfit, the way her hair...

Publicty Still from 2007 Signed by Bea and Betty But not Estelle or Rue (There is a Story) [SOLD]

The last time Rue, Betty and Bea were together was at “The TV Land Awards” in 2008; Estelle was already too sick to attend. Estelle passed about a month later, and Bea less than a year after that. Anyway, Rue went to all this trouble to get a publicity still from Beuna Vista Home...

"Blanche's" Fabulous Faux Pearl and Diamond Dangle Earrings [SOLD]

Rue wore these beautiful costume earrings in the episode when Big Daddy died, remember that one? She got some position as queen of an orange growers’ ball or something like that and she went there instead of going to see Big Daddy. Remember when they went to the funeral and while they...

Blanche's Silk Flowy Thing [SOLD]

This is such a classic Blanche piece, isn’t it? You can just hear her high heels clicking across the floor as she marched across the kitchen to hang up the phone, and this silk number just caught the breeze and flowed out behind her like a superhero’s cape – go Blanche! We...

Peter Max Original Drawing Made Just for Rue [SOLD]

Peter Max is arguably the most successful living artist in America today; don’t you just love his pop art style? Well, Rue certainly did, and she loved the artist personally. Rue had seen Peter around on the charity circuit with his wife – the amazing Mary Max; she’s a...

Handwritten Card from Betty White to Rue [SOLD]

First of all, this is a handwritten card from Betty White. Second, she sent it to Rue McClanahan, which makes it doubly special. Third, this is the second to last handwritten item we have from a fellow “Golden Girl” to Rue; we’re getting to the end of the trove for this...

One of Rue's Favorite Mugs With Some of Her Whack-a-Doodle Products [SOLD]

When we write that this was one of Rue’s favorite mugs, we aren’t kidding. Rue had dozens of tea and coffee cups and she would use this one over and over. Can you figure out why she identified with it? We actually found a photo, toward the end of her life, with her holding it in...

Rue Painted Wine Glass With Fancy Schmancy Boxed Opener Set [SOLD]

We were recently editing footage for the documentary and were SHOCKED to hear Rue say: “I don’t even really like wine.” We played it back a dozen times and roared with laughter each time. Sure, she didn’t really LIKE wine, she LOVED it! Many a bottle was killed in her...

Same as Above, but With a Twist [SOLD]

In typical rich lady fashion, when Rue liked something she bought multiples, so she has TWO of the fancy schmancy boxed wine opener sets, just like the one posted above. Again, we’ve paired her boxed set with one of the hand-painted wine glasses that she did – or...

]Inscribed Framed Portrait from Rue's Fifth Wedding (Oh, Rue!) [SOLD]

If you squint your eyes a little at the fact that this was Rue’s FIFTH wedding, the story is very romantic. Rue and Tom were high school sweethearts and 34 years later they got married. No doubt about it, that is romantic. Perhaps it was that story line that made Rue do it, because when...

Rue's Dangling American Indian Handmade Earrings [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Rue was part Choctaw Indian and she loved collecting American Indian Arts and Crafts. Rue visited reservations every chance she got and always purchased lots of blankets, pottery, artwork and jewelry. This pair of sterling silver, amber and turquoise dangling...

Rue's Earrings from "Safe Harbor" Television Series [SOLD]

First of all, look how absolutely perfect everyone in the cast photo from “Safe Harbor” looks; have any of them ever experienced a pimple in their lives? I suppose the studio airbrushed the heck out of all of them because no group of teen’s skin is that perfect. Anyway,...

Almost Impossible to Photograph Crystal Earrings [SOLD]

It took us so long to get any useable photos of these crystal earrings of Rue’s because they are so sparkly. In fact, “lens flare” made it almost impossible to get clear images. We had to keep changing the lighting and camera settings and angles and still never quite got what...

Stunning Sterling and Marcasite Amethyst Clips [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue collected vintage sterling silver and marcasite jewelry, and these amethyst clips are some of the finest earrings in her collection. We think those open bars and holes on the sides of the settings are responsible for all the light that makes the large purple...

Rue's Ornate Copper Enamel Flower Earrings [SOLD]

Aren’t these pretty? They look like they’d be heavy, but they are not. In fact, they are really lightweight. We think they are made of copper, too, but it is very thin. Obviously, there is some enamel on the front, and one green crystal on each earring. They measure 1 and 1/8th...

Rue's Blue Stone and Rhinestone Earrings [SOLD]

You do realize when you tell people these earrings belonged to Rue McClanahan and that you purchased them from her Estate they will just assume they are sapphires with diamonds – do NOT tell them otherwise! You don’t have to lie, don’t say anything, just smile. Be an actress...

Rue's Original Art Deco Necklace From Early 1900s [SOLD]

Sometimes when we come across a piece with a very specific mark on it we will do some research. In the case of this unique piece, the “FNCO” on the back led down a long, rather bizarre path. The necklace is from the early 1900s and it was made by a company called Fishel Nessler...

Mother-of-Pearl Square Pendant Necklace [SOLD]

This is another one of those mysterious “A. R.” necklaces of Rue’s. All we remember her saying about this jewelry designer is that she was a friend of the stage manager of a big theatre in Los Angeles, that she was an archeologist who traveled the world and then made jewelry...

Rue's Crystal Dragonfly on a Ribbon [SOLD]

This is the type of piece Rue would refer to as “sweet,” and she ADORED “sweet” things! She also had a “thing” for dragonflies, she had so many of them. One day, her cat Kate brought one in from the yard and set it down at Rue’s feet. It was still...

Rue's Drop Crystal Necklace [SOLD]

We swear, Rue or some other higher intelligence guides us all the time with this work. Out of all the pieces of jewelry that Rue owned and that are still in the inventory, for some reason we chose to post her dragonfly on the ribbon and then this drop crystal necklace, and one informed on the...

Little Glittery Ball Necklace [SOLD]

This 20″ necklace is probably made by the jewelry designer “A.R.” but there is no tag. There are so many similarities between the pieces in Rue’s collection that have the “A.R.” with a shell logo and this piece that we feel very confident attributing the...

Rue's 28" Crystal Necklace [SOLD]

What can we write about this piece other than it is 28″ long? Really, the photos say more than we ever could write; just look at what happens when the light hits this piece – stunning! Look at how the purple and gold rocks absorb and glow, while the crystal clusters along the...

Rue's Vintage Hand-Painted French Teacup and Saucer [SOLD]

Can you believe we actually found a photo of Rue with this teacup? If you look in the hutch behind her in the photo, you can clearly see the green tint of this vintage piece in the second cup back all the way to the right – ha! Rue loved these delicate hand-painted pieces, and she used...

Rue's Set of Five Asian-Style Bangle Bracelets [SOLD]

We aren’t exactly sure what these bangle bracelets are made out of, perhaps balsa wood? They are very lightweight and that is part of the reason Rue wore them often. You can see in the photos posted, Rue definitely did wear these pieces, too. The opening for each bangle is 2.75″...

Rue's Set of Five Pink Crystal Bangle Bracelets [SOLD]

Since we posted the Asian-style set of bracelets above, we thought we do Rue’s other set of five bangle bracelets. These silver-toned metal bangles have individually prong-set pink crystals all the way around. We were going to sell them separately, but unlike the balsa wood Asian-style...

Some of Rue's Baking and Serving Tools [SOLD]

Rue loved to bake, and she was good at it, too. Her sister Melinda still sends a box of homemade goodies during the holidays and everyone in the office pounces on it like a pack of wolves! Here are some of the tools Rue used in her baking and serving, along with a unique package of rolling pin...

Vintage Porcelain Perfume Bottle From Rue's Collection [SOLD]

This is one of the biggest perfume bottles in Rue’s collection, it stands 8.25″ high, is 4.25″ wide, and 1.75″ thick. The vintage hand-painted piece is in great condition because Rue kept it on one of the glass shelves in her bathroom, where she kept other precious...

Rue's Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker [SOLD]

We always make Rue seem like a complete slusho whenever we sell anything off her liquor cart, but what can we say? The girl liked to have a cocktail now and then. Trust us, she was no Bea Arthur, but Rue could drink. There were two stainless steel cocktail shakers that sat on Rue’s bar...

Rue's Vintage Goblets and a Lengthy Story [SOLD]

See the first picture of Rue and me? That was taken the very first day we worked together; obviously, we got along well from the very beginning. (How about my stellar Photoshop job cutting one of her husbands out of the picture?) When Rue got sick and had the stroke, we were producing her...

Rue's Ruby Edged Cake Plate [SOLD]

As you are well aware by this point, Rue baked a lot. Often when you’d arrive at her house this plate, or another pink one, would be covered with one of Rue’s orange poppy seed cakes or some of her delicious muffins; the “muffins” were actually cupcakes because of the...

Rue's Ruby Edged Candy Dish [SOLD]

We were able to find Rue’s candy dish that matches the ruby edged cake plate posted above, but we don’t know where the other matching piece – the “lone goblet” – could be. It will turn up, everything always does. This pedestal candy dish is, obviously, the...

Rue's No Nonsense Wool Scarf [SOLD]

It is a cold day in New York City today and so we thought we’d post some of Rue’s scarves. First, a non nonsense, plaid wool number; just the thing for today’s wind. Rue’s plaid scarf is an off-white and black, it measures 49.5″ x 22″, and it comes with a...

Rue's Totally Nonsense Fuzzy Animal Print Scarf [SOLD]

If the scarf posted above is sensible and practical for winter, this scarf is anything but; this is the type of sexy number that Rue really gravitated towards. You can see in the photo, she wore animal prints up until the end of her life. She always looked good in them, too. Do you remember...

Wow - It's a Stole! [SOLD]

Do women still wear stoles? If they do, this one is wonderful. If not, perhaps they ought to start again and you’re the one to bring the trend into fashion. Or, who is to say it isn’t time for men to co-opt the stole for their own use? In any case, Rue had a faux lambswool stole,...

Rue's "Disco Sweater" [SOLD]

It is still freezing in New York City today, and so we’re posting some of Rue’s warm clothes. How about this “disco sweater” from the ’80s?! Do you remember when it was trés chic to have metallic string woven in with the yarn? Always the cutting edge clothes ...

Rue's ROAD RUNNER (I can't believe I confused him with Woody Wood Pecker!)* Sweatshirt [SOLD]

Thank God we have a photo of Rue wearing this sweatshirt, otherwise it would have been hard to believe it belonged to her, right? But the truth is, Rue absolutely adored the Road Runner. He first appeared on film when she was a girl and it was love at first site for her – she adored the...

Rue's Cashmere Cowl Neck Sweater [SOLD]

After posting the bloody (or saucy) Woody Woodpecker sweatshirt above, we thought we’d better post something really nice or you could get the wrong idea about Rue’s closet. Here we have a 100% cashmere sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue, and it doesn’t get much nicer than that! ...

Signed Marquis Poster from "After-Play" [SOLD]

We posted a sweatshirt Rue wore to a rehearsal of “After-Play” – the production written and directed by Rue’s friend, Anne Meara – and it brought to mind this signed marquis board from the show. There were seven performers in the show total, and the six others all...

Rue's Signed Doodled/Floused Hat! [SOLD]

Rue had a passion for the Ogunquit Playhouse way up there in Maine, it really was her kind of place. She did a show there – “Crazy For You;” check out the image of her in costume – and she supported them with their fundraising efforts over the years. The playhouse was...

Two Rue Made Masks from Her Musical [SOLD]

It is hard to explain the significance of these two masks when you didn’t know Rue, but I’ll try and relay why these were important pieces to her. Rue was a very humble person and NEVER put on airs. She was proud of having been a part of “The Golden Girls,” of course,...

Rue's Depression Era Pink Glass Teacup and Saucer [SOLD]

As you can see in the original inventory shot and the shot of just Rue’s pink Depression Era Glassware, the girl liked to buy this vintage colored glass. Rue liked to use the pieces, too, and she used this matching cup and saucer for tea. Sometimes Rue drank coffee and sometimes she...

Rue's Oven Mitts and Paper Towel Holder [SOLD]

Here are a couple of unexpected items, eh? What else can we do with them? We’re certainly not going to throw anything out, so everything will end up on here sooner or later, no matter how bizarre it may seem. As you can see in the photo of the kitchen in Rue’s Manhattan apartment...

Rue's OJ Pitcher (Okay, Mimosa Pitcher!) [SOLD]

Here is Rue McClanahan’s pressed glass OJ pitcher. Yes, she did, on occasion, also use this pitcher for mimosa’s – that occasion being weekends – and once we recall some margarita’s coming out of this thing, but USUALLY it was just OJ and it sat on the top shelf in...

It's a Secret [SOLD]

We’ve mentioned this before – again, please don’t tell anyone – but Rue smoked cigarettes. She absolutely hated the fact, and she tried everything to quit, but she was hooked from back in the day when everyone smoked and thought nothing about it. We believe it shaved a...

Rue's Wooden Magazine Rack [SOLD]

Rue kept this 20″ high x 12.75″ wide wooden magazine rack right next to her desk. It is 10″ deep and can hold a lot of stuff. She used it to hold books, magazines, file folders of things she was working on, and she even sorted mail in it. Because of the way it is designed,...

Rue's Box [SOLD]

This box is part of the reason we all loved Rue. Let me explain: it isn’t that it is old and very interesting; and it isn’t that the 5″ x 3″ treasure is obviously handmade, or that it is lined with mirrors; and it isn’t that she probably bought it while she was...

Vase and Votive Holder by California Artist [SOLD]

Rue collected several pieces made by California artist Robert Finn. This 9.5″ high vase and 3.5″ high votive candle holder look great together and so we’re keeping them as a set. The pieces are in excellent condition and both have that amazing crystalline interior that Robert...

Rue's Original Leslie Ann Butler Pastel [SOLD]

We found this drawing of Rue with a dog from 20-years ago and it is signed “Leslie Ann Butler.” We aren’t sure if this is an original done by the abstract artist Leslie Ann Butler out of Portland, but it very well could be. You see, we found an article about the abstract...

Rue's Singer Sewing Machine [SOLD]

Rue liked to sew. She also liked to crochet, macrame, needlepoint, quilt, etc… In fact, as you might already know, she worked on the quilt shown for over 30-years! She started it when she was working on “Maude” and finished it right before she passed away. She used this...

Rue Made Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls [SOLD]

Back in the ’70s, Rue obtained a pattern kit for a Raggedy Ann and Andy set and here are the results. Some of the hand stitching is magnificent and some is, ah…. let’s just say sometimes she sewed at night after a few cocktails. Also, there are still a few pins; Rue never...

Miniature Porcelain Doll from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Here is the second one of Rue’s exquisite miniature porcelain dolls that we are posting. She collected a few of these 3″ x about 5″ ladies and each one is completely different. This one, a green eyed, flame haired beauty, is even wearing fancy panties! Not that we’re...

Rue's Hoity-Toity Doll [SOLD]

You can see in the photo of Rue with her favorite people – her Dad, her son, and her niece – that in addition to all the stuffed animals and everyday dolls she had around, there were some upper crust dolls, too; you can see a couple in the background. One day, we were cleaning out...

One of Rue's Favorite Blouses from Back in the Day [SOLD]

She wore it for professional photo shoots; she wore it for public appearances; and she wore it in her personal life – this was definitely one of Rue’s favorite blouses. It was made by a company called “Jona,” with one of those triangle things over the o, which we...

Rue's Purple Suede Jacket [SOLD]

Rue found this company “Travel Smith” back in the early ’90s and she loved their products. We thought this coat was faded at the bottom and around the shoulder, but now we think it is supposed to look like that. There is a name for the process where you have a color fading...

Vintage Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills Robe [SOLD]

How many of us have or had clothing companies? Not many. But Rue did; she had two, in fact. Who among us can judge? Now, we’re not saying there was really any corporate espionage taking place, really, all we are doing is pointing out the similarities between the vintage Lucie Ann of...

Rue's Ghetto Necklace (and, of course, a story!) [SOLD]

We threw Rue a surprise 75th birthday party. Because she owned so much jewelry, the theme was “Junk Jewelry” and everyone was encouraged to wear their gaudiest pieces. I didn’t own any, so I bought some huge costume pieces up where I live – in the ‘hood – at...

One of Rue's Engagement Rings (In a Nice Box!) [SOLD]

Right off the bat we want to tell you that we think the wood box this ring is in is probably worth more than the ring. Is is real? Highly unlikely. It is stamped inside with, what looks like this: “18KMGE” and then an “A” in a circle. That is a lot of info, right? ...

Sterling and Marcasite Ring [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue collected vintage sterling silver and marcasite jewelry. This particular ring was one that she wore frequently for about 25-years! You can see it in many photos of Rue posted on the Internet. The piece needs a good polishing, but otherwise it is in great...

Rue's Pewter Angel Key Chain [SOLD]

Rue had a lot of angels around her; figuratively and quite literally. This little angel key chain was hanging from a pin on her bulletin board for a long time, then it was on her desk, later on a hook stuck to the refrigerator, and then we found it in her purse at the end. Angels seem to be...

Rue's "Diamond in The Rough" Necklace [SOLD]

We actually found some official press release type information on this necklace, and since they can do it much better than we can, we printed the “professionals” description in the posted photos for this piece. Those pros can write, right? After reading their blurb I wanted to buy...

Rue's Spring-Loaded Sterling Hoops [SOLD]

Have you ever noticed how often Rue wore hoops? Not just in her personal life, but on stage, on television, and in movies. The girl liked her hoops! These earrings were almost black when we pulled them out of one of her jewelry boxes. Despite what we have CLEARLY been instructed by the...

Rue's Black Disco Headband [SOLD]

We think Rue is wearing this on “The Dame Edna” show, it looks like she wrapped it with a gold headband, but we aren’t certain. Someone reported she wore the 4″ thick and 8.5″ across piece on the series “Safe Harbor,” too, but we haven’t been able...

Rue's Disco Skullcap [SOLD]

Sometimes an item will come out of Rue’s closet and get in line for photographing, measuring and describing, and then posting, and the whole time along the journey everyone says the same thing, and this time is was: “Oh my God, I want to try that on!” Men and women alike...

Rue Made Hat from Sordid Scene in "Sordid Lives" [SOLD]

Rue made this hat. She made all the hats she wore in the final series she appeared in – “Sordid Lives.” She wore this particular hat during an infamous scene where her churchgoing character let go and had a raunchy affair with a man who had no legs – oh, Rue! Anyway,...

Rue's Set of Six Cocktail Party Plates [SOLD]

This set of six plates was made by the French company Philipe Deshoulieres, and they have been making plates since the early 1800s. If we’re not mistaken, they are the biggest china company in France. As you probably already know, Rue liked to have parties, so she had a lot of these...

Royal Coburg Bowl from Germany [SOLD]

Did you know Rue majored in German in college? She was fluent, and she loved visiting the Country, too. In fact, she drove a Mercedes, used German appliances in her kitchen, and bought a lot of other Germany made products. This particular bowl was purchased during a trip to Germany for a...

Rue's Prussian-Era Flowered Bowl [SOLD]

This bowl is a Prussian-Era piece that is absolutely beautiful. It is even larger than Rue’s “Royal Coburg” German bowl posted above – it measures 11″ wide by about 3″ high – and the hand-painted detail is stunning! The simple stamp on the bottom reads...

One of Rue's Vintage English China Cups and Saucers [SOLD]

Rue and her tea! She’d go in stages; it would be coffee, coffee, coffee, and then nothing but tea. Rue loved these delicate, hand-painted cups and saucers she’d collected over the years. One side of this cup is simple, with a single rose, but the other side has a whole bunch. It...

Rue's Set of Four Vintage Pressed Glass Canape Plates [SOLD]

With the holidays upon us, we figured we ought to post some more of Rue’s pieces she used when she entertained – which she liked to do, often. This set of four pressed glass plates have a very intricate design. The plates measure 6″ across, they are in great condition, and...

Rue's Tiffany & Co. Crystal Champagne Flutes [SOLD]

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, but anytime is a good time to drink champagne out of Tiffany & Co. crystal flutes. Rue’s pair of 8.5″ tall glasses are etched crystal and marked with “Tiffany & Co.” on the bottom. You can actually see one of...

NOW $81 - Rue's Purse Mirror [SOLD]

Rue liked to keep a little mirror in her purse – she never knew when a fan or press photographer would snap a photo and so she had to regularly check her look and touch up, if needed – but she disliked when mirrors got all covered with gunk from the contents of her handbag. Thus,...

Rue's Vintage Embroidered Compact [SOLD]

Rue kept a little compact in her purse. Naturally, she didn’t use one of the zillion contemporary compacts that were filling the drawers in her bathroom, instead she had this little work of art. Someone actually embroidered the tiny flower design on the front of this 2″ square...

Rue's Hopi Indian Watchband [SOLD]

We’ve already written many times about Rue being part American Indian, and her love of all things made by Indian people. This watchband has the Hopi character “Kokopeli” on both ends. From what we’ve been told, “Kokopeli” is the primary fertility deity of...

Rue's Faux Diamond Bracelet [SOLD]

Rue told us when she received comments on this bracelet – which she did every time she wore it – because the comments always made her chuckle. The reason she found it amusing was because people always raved about the piece; everyone LOVED this bracelet! Since it was on Rue’s...

Rue's Winter Boots [SOLD]

Here is a practical item for the person who really wants to own something of Rue’s, but also wants that item to fill a need in their own lives – Rue’s winter boots. These are leather, size 8.5, Kenneth Cole “Reaction” boots. They are in excellent condition and...

Rue's Angel Necklace [SOLD]

Along with her little gold star that she wore all during production of almost all of her movies, television shows, and theatrical productions, this was one of Rue’s go-to pieces of jewelry. This sterling silver angel necklace is around Rue’s neck in images all over the internet for...

Rue's "Glitter and be Gay" Polaroid [SOLD]

People from Rue’s generation used the word “gay” differently from its common usage today. For them, it meant “carefree and lighthearted.” This wonderful Polaroid of Rue taken during some production or another was something she kept tacked up in her home office. ...

Original Polaroid and Enlargement from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Do you remember the episode where Dorothy’s son Michael is engaged to a black woman who is 20-years older than he? It was Season Three, Episode 23, and it was entitled “Mixed Blessing.” There is a scene in which the woman’s church lady looking female relatives are in...

Rue's Solid Gold Pocket Knife (WHAT?!) [SOLD]

That’s right, you heard it here first, Rue McClanahan was packing a blade! We’re not exactly sure what Rue was thinking by carrying a knife in her purse – did she think she was a bad ass chick? – but we do know that it is a VERY nice knife. Leave it Rue to carry a real...

Sequin Shell and Sun Visor from "Back To You and Me" [SOLD]

It was a total fluke that we discovered where this top came from, and that we were able to match it up with the sun visor Rue wore with it in a movie. We had the brightly colored, sequin covered shell in Rue’s closet, and we had the orange sun visor with all of her hats. Then, we found...

Rue's Intertwined Bangle Bracelets [SOLD]

How many bangles are joined together in this piece? Every time someone counts they get a different number, but usually people get around five, so that’s what we’re going with. Rue wore this piece for decades, and she wore it the night she got engaged to what became husband number...

Rue's Sunshine Clips from "Safe Harbor" [SOLD]

One of the reasons Rue loved working on “Safe Harbor” was that she was able to work with a whole gaggle of young actors. Admittedly, they could be a handful, but their energy was worth any side drama. Um, is that little blond dude flipping off the camera in the Polaroid of Rue with...

Rue's Small Porcelain Vase [SOLD]

Don’t you just love when old porcelain gets that cracked finish all over? Rue did, and that was part of the reason she was always purchasing old porcelain pieces from antique shops around the globe. Rue owned this piece for at least 30-years; we know that because we found photos from...

Rue's Set of Four German Bowls [SOLD]

One of the reasons that Rue selected me – this is MJL at Estate of Rue – is that I am decidedly NOT a stuff person. Rue knew that I would follow her wishes and send all of her things out there into the world because I don’t really keep a lot of possessions in my own life. ...

Rue's Funeral Hat with Mourning Veil [SOLD]

Rue knew the importance of the right accessory, and so she kept this “Nine West” hat handy because it has a stunning mourning veil and one never knows when you’ll need to hide those tears. We don’t think “Nine West” actually sold this hat with the veil on it,...

Rue's Three-Piece Costume from "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

Rue may have worn these silk pants and the silk shell in both “The Golden Girls” and “The Golden Palace,” but we think the diaphanous cover-up was definitely only for “The Golden Palace.” This brightly colored outfit is totally “Blanche” in that...

"A Touch of Rue" Robe [SOLD]

This is definitely the most beautiful piece that remains from Rue’s clothing line “A Touch of Rue.” This medium sized robe is a unique blending of vibrant colors one wouldn’t normally put together, and yet it works. Rue designed the piece and then sold it on on of those...

Rue's Heart Bowl [SOLD]

Valentine’s Day is coming and we have the perfect gift for your honey – Rue’s heart-shaped bowl. She pulled it out every February and usually filled it with Valentine’s Day candies, but you can put anything your special someone would want in there: candy, diamond...

Rue's Double-Strand Malachite and Sterling SIlver Necklace [SOLD]

Isn’t this an amazing piece? The outer necklace is 28″ long and the inner one is 24″. The beads are many different shapes – round, oblong, spherical, tubular – and they are made of both sterling silver and malachite. Naturally, Rue snapped the longest piece of...

Delicate Bone China Cup and Saucer from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

As you probably know by now, one of the things that Rue collected was hand-painted, bone china. She loved to drink her tea out of these old, delicate pieces. Most of us are afraid to touch them because we fear they’ll just explode in our hands. Rue was very rough on her fine objects,...

Rue's Special Compact [SOLD]

As any professional actor will tell you, it is important to get along with the hair and makeup people. Not just because they are responsible for how your character will look, but also because you spend a LOT of time with them. When Rue was on Broadway doing eight shows a week in...

Rue's Baguette Clips [SOLD]

Rue hung onto everything and these earrings were with her for decades. These vintage clips have a 5mm round center stone which is surrounded by eight baguettes; four are 4mm x 6mm and the other four are slightly larger at 5mm x 9mm. Because of the metallic backs, these clips catch and reflect...

Rue's Hearts and Loving Words Scarf [SOLD]

Valentine’s Day is coming and so it is time to start thinking about that special gift for that certain someone. Or, it is time to buy YOURSELF a gorgeous special gift because relationships are for the birds! In either case, we’ve got just the thing: Rue McClanahan’s scarf...

Rue's Old Sterling and Marcasite Amethyst Ring [SOLD]

Rue McClanahan was a wealthy woman, and she could have bought just about any piece of jewelry she wanted. However, what she wanted was not new, it was not extravagant, and it was FAR from perfect. What Rue McClanahan wanted was jewelry with a past, pieces that had seen life and were still...

Rue's "Concert" Breakfast Cup and Saucer [SOLD]

We think they call this a “breakfast cup” because it is so huge that you use it for cereal or oatmeal and not coffee or tea; if you actually drank that much caffeine you’d be wired out of your mind! You can see this piece in Rue’s kitchen cabinets by MJL’s big head...

Rue Made Ladybug Slippers [SOLD]

As you can see in the photo posted taken when Rue received her cow slippers, Rue was a fan of whacky footwear. Even though she clicked around in high-heeled mules all day long on the set of “The Golden Girls,” when she got home at night, it was big, comfortable, soft slippers for...

Rue's Shiny Silver Sequin Shell (Say That Five Times!) [SOLD]

We couldn’t find a photo of Rue wearing her shiny silver sequin shell, but we did find a photo of her standing next to her pal Grace and she had put Grace in it. It was not uncommon for Rue to put her clothes on you when you came over; she loved to play dress up with all of her friends...

Four of Rue's Green Mugs [SOLD]

Rue actually had twelve of these green mugs – you can see them over the microwave just above Rue’s head in the photo posted – and we all used them all the time. They were not only good for coffee or tea, but since they were microwave safe, we used them to heat up whatever we...

NOW $81 - One of Rue's Original Signed Checks [SOLD]

We haven’t posted one of Rue’s original signed checks in a long time. Do you remember when banks used to send us back all of our original checks that cleared each month? Heck, do you even remember checks? They will soon be a thing of the past, and Rue McClanahan’s original...

Rue's Cruet with Stopper (New Photo*) [SOLD]

At first we didn’t think this stopper went with this cruet; because Rue’s cruet collection consisted of Depression Era cut glass pieces and this stopper is lead crystal. But then, we looked really closely at the cruet and, guess what? We think it is crystal, too. There are no...

Rue's Czech Pink Tiger Eye Earrings [SOLD]

We heard somewhere that pre-war costume jewelry from Czechoslovakia is amazing; or maybe it was that the bread in Czechoslovakia is amazing? Anyway, we heard something. This pair of vintage screw back tiger eye earrings of Rue’s are marked “Czecho” on the back. One of the...

Rue's Karate Jacket [SOLD]

That is Rue with her great niece; she has blue eyes, like her famous auntie. Rue loved babies and she particularly loved the babies of her nieces and nephews. In fact, they were all in her Will! Anyway, we think this karate jacket is from a production because Rue had two of them that were...

Rue's Pearl Dangles From.... [SOLD]

We found these great images of Rue wearing these screw-back faux pearl dangles from an interview she gave during the “Maude” years, and from a Merv Griffin appearance she made with all “The Girls” during “The Golden Girls” years. These earrings might be the...

Blue Stone and Crystal Clips [SOLD]

Here is a very expensive looking pair of Rue’s earrings. As we’ve written in the past, when you wear costume jewelry that was owned by Rue, people are going to automatically assume that they are “real.” Thus, these gold-tone metal and blue stone with rows of rhinestones...

Rue's Doodle Covered Cocktail Sidecar Carafe [SOLD]

As you know, Rue liked to “doodle;” Rue would doodle on scripts, in the margins of anything she was reading, on clean canvas and sheets of paper, and she ever doodled on glassware. As you might also know by now, Rue liked a little drink now and again. Although she rarely had mixed...

Rue's Garnet or Tourmaline Necklace [SOLD]

We don’t know if this necklace is some type or garnet or if it is made of tourmaline, but we know it sure is NOT plastic. Some of these stones are faceted and others are just polished, and they are arranged with silver tubular beads between the groupings, and the effect is stunning. The...

Five of Rue's Polaroids [SOLD]

We LOVE the story these five Polaroids tell. We were going to separate them but we firmly believe they MUST stay together. First of all, even without the dramatic arch, each individual picture is great; Rue looks so good in these photos, she was definitely in her prime. Second, there are no...

NOW $81 - Rue's O'Jays Watch [SOLD]

Rue made this movie called “The Fighting Temptations” with Cuba Gooding Jr. and what’s-her-name? You know, that singer, the pretty one, the one married to that other singer/business mogel, they have the kid with the bizarre name…. that’s right, BEYONCÉ! Did you ...

Rue's Filched Sugar Pourer [SOLD]

Here we go again, yet another piece of evidence from Rue McClanahan’s International filching crime spree. We actually don’t know if this 6.75″ sugar pourer was nabbed during the modeling trip to Germany Rue took in the ’90s, from whence those gorgeous images come, or...

Rue's Set of Five Pink Champagne Glasses [SOLD]

How fabulous are these? Rue’s Depression Era pink champagne glasses! She was one of those people who liked modern style champagne flutes, but LOVED old-fashioned, sorbet style champagne glasses. Then, the fact that they were pink just sent Rue’s love for them over the top. There...

Rue's Sequin-Edged Hoodie (*Found Matching Sweatpants!) [SOLD]

After four plus years of researching Rue McClanahan’s personal property and show business memorabilia we have gotten somewhat adept at spotting certain items as being from productions. This hoodie of Rue’s is DEFINITELY from a production. The sequins were added along the hood and...

Rue's Framed RARE Frank Sinatra Movie Marquee Poster [SOLD]

Many people remember Shelley Winters from her later work – Like “The Poseidon Adventure” – when she had already changed physically, but back in the day, she was a glamor girl. Rue owned this rare marquee display from a movie that Ms. Winters starred in with none other...

Rue's Signed/Doodled/Floused Cap [SOLD]

When we first found this cap in Rue’s home office we knew exactly what it was for – Rue would often sign and decorate things in order to donate them to animal charities – but we had never heard of Duluth Trading Co. Then, the year Rue died, one of their catalogs arrived in...

Rue's Magic Bead Necklace [SOLD]

We pulled this mother-of-pearl twin medallion necklace of Rue’s out and set it up on the platform for the photo shoot, and then something amazing happened. We were lighting the piece and the UNDERSIDE of some of the beads started emitting light. We thought it was reflecting at first, but...

Rue's Celtic Symbol Pendant and Silver Chain [SOLD]

When Rue was in London performing in “Harvey,” she made several trips to other Countries in the region. When she visited a Celtic area, she purchased this 1.25″ silver pendant. It is a Celtic symbol called the “Triskele” or triple spiral. There seems to be a...

Rue's Original Emmy Night Portrait with MJF [SOLD]

You can see this photograph in a clear frame hanging on the wall of Rue’s Manhattan home office in the snapshot posted. Rue loved this portrait because she thought she and Michael J. Fox were both at their physical primes in the image. The original 8″ x 10″ black and white...

Rue, Marion Mitchell Morrison, and Mr. Drummond are Photobombed [SOLD]

There is so much to write about this photo we don’t know where to begin. First of all, this was taken in 1974 backstage on “Maude.” Second, Marion Mitchell Morrison’s professional name was, of course, John Wayne – he appeared on an episode of “Maude”...

Rue's Gumball Earrings [SOLD]

That isn’t actually a gumball hanging from the bottom of Rue’s earrings, we just called them that because it looks like one. We aren’t sure what it is that is hanging from the bottom of this earring, or what the black bead is made out of, or even what the little ring between...

Rue's Wild Floral Hoodie [SOLD]

We thought we’d follow Rue’s “demure” black hoodie with a brighter hoodie from her closet. Again, we think this is a production piece, but again, we haven’t a clue what that production might be. If any of you know, please advise so we can pull screen grabs or...

Rue's Donald Pliner Leather Sandals [SOLD]

Rue loved Donald Pliner shoes; she loved both the stylish designs and the high quality. The shoes are made in the mountains of Italy and you can tell these are good kicks as soon as you hold them in your hand. There is hardly any wear on this pair of mocha leather sandals; Rue only wore them...

Another Framed Doily from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

You can see this framed doily against the far wall in the photo taken of Rue’s doily collection in the master bedroom of her Manhattan apartment. This is a uniquely shaped piece, and the professional framer did an excellent job custom cutting a couple layers of matting to surround the...

Another Charger from Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Here is another charger from Rue’s collection. These beautiful plates are 13.5″ across and are made for either use or display; they have holes in the back if you want to put a loop in and hang it somewhere. Rue did both; some she displayed on the walls of her dining room and some...

Rue's Bizarre Sandals [SOLD]

Now you can see the extreme range of items you find in Rue McClanahan’s closet; we go from the sophisticated, sleek Donald Pliner leather sandals posted above to these bright green… what?…. perhaps belly dancer sandals? We have no idea what these shoes are from, but there they...

Another one of Rue's Engagement Rings [SOLD]

Here is the thing: Rue was married a number of times – six, to be exact (oh, Rue!) – and she was engaged a number of times more than that – at least nine that we know of (oh, Rue!). Also, Rue played engaged and married women in theatrical productions, in movies, and on...

Rue's Black Beaded Jacket [SOLD]

Rue learned a great secret from her personal shopper and professional dresser, Vangeli – photo posted of Vangeli in Rue’s bedroom with some of the sparkly outfits he bought with her AMEX card – : in order to always look like a star WEAR SEQUINS AND BEADS! Really, anything that...

One of Rue's Black Capes (New Info and Photos at End)* [SOLD]

Not every woman – or man – can pull off wearing a cape, but Rue could. She adored wearing capes and did so every chance she got. This 100% wool number is a size 1 – whatever that means since it fit the largest person in our office (which is MJL at 6’1″ and 200lbs,...

Sorbet Style Champagne Glass and Fruit Bowl [SOLD]

Rue had an EXTREMELY sensitive palate, and at times had EXTREMELY sensuous reactions to tastes. For example, she was a firm believer in having fresh strawberries with her champagne. She claimed the strawberry would do something to her taste buds that would render the champagne completely...

Rue's Cracked Glaze Tea Glasses [SOLD]

For some reason, we failed to shoot the bottoms and insides of this pair of Rue’s tea glasses. I just shot them leaning up against a folder with my portable camera; I wanted you to be able to see the bases and also how smooth they are inside. The color looks very different with my camera...

Rue's Dalvey Compass [SOLD]

Have you heard of this Scottish company called Dalvey? They make high end gadgets and fancy shmancy things for people with a large disposable income. Rue had one of those, but she did not have a compass, and so Dalvey Company was able to hook her up. This is a really nice gadget. It is...

Rue's Monet Necklace [SOLD]

We love, love, love the photo of Rue with the cast from “Forever Plaid” – isn’t it great? The show she was attending that night was down in Texas, but Rue brought Hollywood with her – her outfit was from “The Golden Girls!” We don’t know if this...

Orange Stone from Rue's Loose Gem Collection [SOLD]

We have absolutely no idea what kind of stone this is, that is for you to know and for us to find out. It is beautiful, we know that, and it is sometimes multi-faceted and sometimes clear as orange water, depending on the angle. It absorbs all the light at times, and at others reflects as...

Rue's Set of Three Stacking Pink Depression Era Plates [SOLD]

The fact that all three of these pink Depression Era stacking plates still exist is amazing. None of them broke over the decades of use, and we don’t even see any chips or cracks. Can you see them in front of the ruby goblets and under the blue thing in the initial inventory shot? We...

Rue's Vintage Amberina Glass Heart [SOLD]

Valentine’s Day is coming and here is a unique gift for you and/or your beloved. First of all, don’t you just love the word AMBERINA? From what we’ve been told, that is what this orange/yellow/red Depression Era glass is called. Second, Rue used this piece as a mini-candy...

Three Polaroids from Encino Music Room Photo Shoot [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, normally these Polaroids from professional photo shoots ended up in the garbage; they were used to check lighting, makeup, hair, backgroud, etc… before using the “real camera” with the expensive film. You had to wait to get film developed and so...

NOW $81 - Pair of Interesting Polaroids from "The Women" [SOLD]

What we love about this pair of backstage Polaroids used by the wardrobe department for the Broadway Show “The Women,” is that in one photo Rue is just trying on the costume, but in the other, she has hair and makeup done and SHE HAS BECOME THE COUNTESS de LAGE. This really goes to...

NOW $81 - Rue's Original 8" x 10" Cast and Crew Photo from "Safe Harbor" [SOLD]

Rue shot this series – “Safe Harbor” – with her dear friend Gregory Harrison down in Florida. Every series usually has a photo day – just like in school – when everyone gets together for a huge cast and crew shot. “Safe Harbor” only lasted one...

Rue's Chocolat Studded T-Shirt [SOLD]

We have to search through recent photos because we are certain there has to be one of Rue wearing this t-shirt, the reason we know this is because she wore it all the time the last couple years she was on this Earth. It is such a hip piece that she always received compliments when she wore it;...

Rue Made Tie-Dyed and Floused Extravaganza [SOLD]

Rue took a class in the ’80s and they all tie-dyed shirts. The color is bright – neon was all the rage back then; what goes around comes around, eh? – and then Rue went to town with the glue gun and the flousing. There is glitter, shiney fabric inlays, and even stray pieces...

Rue's Lidia Conkova Original Long Chicken Coat [SOLD]

This is a real vintage Lidia Conkova coat, and Rue bought it over 20-years ago from Ms. Conkova herself. We don’t know much about this artist except that she has a gallery in Berlin, Germany and Rue was crazy about her work. It was a combination of the beautiful craftsmanship and the...

NOW $81 - Rue's Old Plate [SOLD]

This old plate – made prior to 1938, since that is when the company stopped production – used to sit on an antique apothecary cabinet in the foyer of Rue’s apartment. The intention was to throw Rue’s door keys on it so she’d always know where they were. However,...

Rue's Music Notebook Used During Creation of Musical (and a story) [SOLD]

Wow! What a find. We saw this old “Charles’ Blank Music Book” and assumed it was something Rue had used when she was a young woman in school, or even a girl taking piano lessons. Yes, Rue probably bought the blank notebook back then – and as you know by now, she saved...

Rue's Silk Floral Scarf [SOLD]

Rue purchased this scarf when she was living in London and performing in “Harvey.” She was already a wealthy woman by then, so who knows what she paid for it?! It is a beautiful and obviously expensive piece. The floral design is kind of abstract, in a Dr. Seuss way, with...

Rue's Bumpy "Milk Glass" Plate [SOLD]

Isn’t this plate cool? It is all bumpy on one side and smooth on the other, not to mention the fading white border that makes it classic “Milk Glass.” Rue’s bumpy plate does NOT seem to have any chips or cracks. The piece measures 8.5″ across and it comes with a...

A Basket from Rue's American Indian Art Collection [SOLD]

You know how there are baskets all over the place? You’ve got baskets that fruit or flowers came in, baskets that you bought at any store for a few dollars, and baskets that you have no idea where they came from, but they’ve always been around. Well, this is DEFINITELY NOT one of...

Rue's Gold and Red Caftan (and an Unsolicited Suggestion) [SOLD]

Rue’s gold and red caftan is from The Smithsonian Institute, so those designs are sure to be something or another that is historically important – we just thought they looked like Keith Haring drawings and that’s why we all liked this caftan. The piece is size...

Rue's Halloween Sleeping Shirt [SOLD]

Ugh, what a Halloween! So, I had been hit by a cab at the beginning of October 2008; three broken ribs, a separated clavicle and disc damage to the back. I was producing Rue’s show at the time and there was a Halloween Event that I HAD to attend – potential investors would be...

Rue's Gold Studded Scarf [SOLD]

Where do we start with this unbelievably gorgeous scarf? Rue got this piece when she was hired to appear in an episode of “Law & Order” the year before she died. The show’s costumer took Rue shopping to buy an outfit for her character; a wealthy, Fifth Avenue woman who...

Rue's Simple Wool Plaid Scarf [SOLD]

After that last scarf, we thought we ought to post a more humble piece from Rue’s scarf collection; we don’t want you to get the wrong impression about Rue. Yes, she could do glamour. Yes, she owned some fabulous designer clothing – including incredible scarves, as seen...

Silk Gown from Season One [SOLD]

Rue wore this piece during Season One of “The Golden Girls.” It was in Episode 16, when Rose was worried about telling her daughter the truth about her “Estate.” This piece was custom made for Rue by Judy Evans, the costumer designer for the series. It is in really...

Rue's Seafoam Green Spring Jacket [SOLD]

Isn’t this pretty? Spring is just around the corner, too, so you will be needing a light-weight jacket, won’t you? Why not a shiny one that belonged to Rue McClanahan? Rue loved the cut of this jacket so much that she went back to the store and bought another one in black –...

Rue's Coffee Mug from The Brooklyn Homicide Task Force [SOLD]

Rue thought The Brooklyn North Homicide Task Force had a delicious sense of humor. Using a classically shaped mug they created a piece using the traditional logo for The New York City Police Department, had the name of their group printed in relatively plain script on the side, and included a...

Rue's Easter Island Tissue Box Cover [SOLD]

Isn’t this silly? Most of the people in Rue’s family have a wacky sense of humor. They are witty and yet not afraid to be silly, too. Rue’s son bought her this Easter Island figure Kleenex box holder – the tissues are pulled out of the nose – and Rue loved it. ...

Rue's Waterford Crystal Bowl Used for Candle Light Show [SOLD]

We have no idea when or how Rue discovered that this Waterford Crystal bowl throws great shadows when there is a candle inside, but she figured it out and so that was what she used it for. She used to put plain votive candles inside, be we found this rather unique heart-shaped candle in her...

Rue's Intstructions for Driving her Car "Dynamite" [SOLD]

Rue named her first car “Dynamite;” she wrote about it in her memoir. She and her high school friends “floused” the old car up a bit by making curtains for the windows and painting witticisms all over the outside. Rue’s gang loved Dynamite and they went everywhere...

Rue's Rec Center ID Card [SOLD]

When Rue was having problems with her knee she started going to a public pool near her Manhattan apartment. What we love most about this identification card is the t-shirt Rue is wearing in the photo; isn’t it a hoot? She actually wore that shirt on an episode of the television show...

Rue's Post-Death Issued Credit Card [SOLD]

When this “replacement card” arrived after Rue passed away we thought her Estate was the victim of identity theft. But, as it turned out, this card had been forwarded to her New York address after arriving at a former business manager’s office. Just to be safe, we did a...

Custom Silk Robe from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue wore this beautiful, hand-painted silk robe in Season Two of “The Golden Girls.” The piece was designed and made by Judy Evans, the costumer designer for the series. The episode Rue wore it in was entitled “Forgive Me, Father” and it was about Dorothy having an...

Rue's Black Spring Coat [SOLD]

Here is the partner to Rue’s seafoam green spring jacket that we posted above. When she got the first one home and saw how flattering the shape was on her figure, she went back to the store and bought this one. She said she would’ve bought it in 20 colors if they had had them. ...

NOW $81 - Rue's Red Platform Shoes from "House" (Maybe) [SOLD]

If cooler shoes than these red velvet platforms exist in the world, we have definitely not seen them. We think Rue wore these in the play “House,” but since the only photo we found is black and white we can’t be sure. They sure do look like these though, right? In any case,...

NOW $81 - Rue's Carved Jade Piece [SOLD]

We have absolutely no idea what this thing is! We found it inside one of Rue’s jewelry boxes in the closet of the master bedroom of her Manhattan apartment. We think it is carved jade, but don’t know for certain. Is it a medallion? Do you wear it around your neck on a rope or...

One of Rue's Doodle Scripts [SOLD]

Here is one of the few remaining “doodle scripts” that were created and owned by Rue McClanahan. As you probably already know, Rue loved to “doodle,” as she called it. She kept colored markers and pencils in her dressing room on the set of “The Golden Girls”...

Rue Made Whack-a-Doodle Earrings [SOLD]

Rue made these earrings in the 1980s, and she proudly wore her bizarre creations from many years after. These earrings have buttons, various scraps from other earrings, semi-precious stones, and inexplicably those prominent 7-Up cans. Oh, well, no one can ever imply that Rue was not a unique...

Rue's Award from High School [SOLD]

Isn’t it sweet that Rue kept this school award for 60-years? She won an Emmy and many other prestigious awards during that time, but this “Letter Award” from Ardmore High School was still important enough for her to keep. In fact, as you can see from the glue remnant on the...

Rue's Personal Robe and Nightgown Set [SOLD]

Rue’s matching robe and nightgown set is a size “L.” The name of the design is “Handprint,” and the pieces are made of 100% cotton. We don’t think these items were used in a television show, worn in a movie or on the stage; we think these pieces were simply...

Rue's Wild Pants [SOLD]

Rue wore these wild pants when she and her fifth husband – who also happened to be her high school boyfriend over 30 years earlier (oh, Rue!) – attended a school reunion in Oklahoma. Rue regularly went back to visit her school friends and maintained the relationships her entire...

Rue's Gypsy Earrings [SOLD]

These vintage gold metal clips are just the thing if you’re going to be working a gig as a fortune teller or a belly dancer. Each earring has about a dozen of these .5″ metal coins. Surely Rue came upon them through her professional life, but who knows? Perhaps she just liked them...

Rue's Panther Watch [SOLD]

This watch is a flat out copy of a Cartier design – what a rip off! But, on the other hand, it sure is pretty. You can see from the panther design on the Cartier piece we found – a ring – that the cost of an authentic Cartier piece is a little pricier than this knock off that...

Polaroid of Rue and Betty from "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

This original Polaroid was shot backstage during production of the short-lived sequel to “The Golden Girls,” “The Golden Palace.” Although Rue liked her scenes with Bea Arthur the best – she said it was like playing high level tennis; just hard hitting the lines...

Original Grant Tinker Letter to the "Girls" [SOLD]

Here is a real piece of television history for you. More interestingly, here is a well-written, funny letter from a high powered television executive to four television stars, and it offers a glimpse into how people authentically communicate at that level. Guess what? It is just like we...

Rue Autographed Xerox of Last Script Cover (Her Signature is Original) [SOLD]

We’ve posted a couple of these already and we’re down to our last few. Rue was regularly called upon to donate things to different charities and this was one of the items she’d include in her gift parcels. During filming of the very last episode of “The Golden...

"Blanche's" Lavender Silk Robe from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

This is another one of Rue’s hand-painted silk, kimono-style robes from “The Golden Girls.” Judy Evans, the costume designer for the show, designed and created this fabulous piece. Rue wore it during Season Four in the episode where Dorothy is managing a prize fighter. There...

Rue's Vintage Cut Glass Dresser Tray [SOLD]

Rue owned this cut glass vintage tray that she kept on the dresser in her bedroom. The piece measures 8.5″ x 6.75″. It is in excellent condition with no apparent chips or cracks. Rue’s cut glass tray comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue....

Print Shell from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

We didn’t even get the description in and this piece sold! However, just for the record: Rue wore this Carol Little top in multiple episodes during Season Six of “The Golden Girls.” The piece is sized “L,” which might explain why Rue was able to wear it in her...

Rue's Marabou Trimmed Silk Robe Worn For ....? [SOLD]

We have an issue. Rue owned two of these marabou trimmed, silk robes from The J. Peterman Company. The robes are identical. She wore one during a reading of a Tennessee Williams Play down at the Fine Arts Club in Manhattan, and she wore one during the photo shoot for her Memoir, “My...

NOW $81 - Rue's Cut Out Piece of a Polaroid from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

We realize this is a rather odd item to offer on Rue’s site, but what else could we do? We are definitely not going to throw it away! What happened was Rue didn’t understand how Polaroid pictures were assembled back in the 1980s when this image was captured. The photo was taken...

Rue's Beaded Scarf From India [SOLD]

Yet another beautiful scarf from Rue’s collection. This scarf was made in India and it has hand beading all around the edge. The piece measures over 5-feet from end to end, and it is over 2-feet from the point of the triangle to the base. The material is transparent and the whole piece...

Rue's Beautiful Black Beaded Scarf [SOLD]

We have no idea what these little things are called that are hanging all over this amazing piece. Each of the dangling things has a small strand of beads at the base, and there are beads around the collar and dangling from the bottom, too. But the flash and sparkle come from the light catching...

Rue's Handled Golden Rainbow Bowl [SOLD]

This handled Depression Era bowl of Rue’s is basically gold in color, but there is an interesting iridescent quality to the finish that sends a rainbow across the surface when the light changes. The piece measures 4.5″ across and 2″ high. Rue’s golden rainbow bowl comes...

Rue's Single Depression Era Ruby Red Goblet [SOLD]

That is Rue’s pal Sylvia in the photo posted. Rue used to lovingly refer to her as “the old bitty from England.” What a hoot! Sylvia still comes over every year and spends time visiting the people she met through Rue. Rue isn’t even holding this ruby red goblet in the...

Rue's Certified Birth Certificate [SOLD]

In 1996 Rue needed her birth certificate for some reason or another, so she contacted the Oklahoma State Department of Health and they sent her this certified copy. Despite the various years of birth that show up for Rue on driver’s licenses, on passports, and on other pieces of...

NOW $81 - Original Certificate for Rue's Mortar Board 50-Year Anniversary [SOLD]

In 1955, Rue was a senior in college and she was inducted into Mortar Board, the honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. In 2005, Rue received a certificate recognizing the 50th anniversary of her induction into Mortar Board. ...

NOW $81 - Rue's Spy Radio [SOLD]

Rue liked to listen to music – mostly classical – and she also enjoyed public broadcasting droning in the background while she sewed, floused, doodled, gardened, or baked. She had this little travel radio that she’d carry with her and play while she did her thing. She would...

NOW $81 - Rue's Doodle Pencil Vintage Automatic Sharpener [SOLD]

Here is an odd item that belonged to Rue; it’s Rue’s electric pencil sharpener. As you probably know, Rue LOVED to draw, she called it “doodling,” and she used markers as well as colored pencils. Rue used this electric pencil sharpener to keep her instruments in good...

Rue's Ornate Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers [SOLD]

We are just itching to polish these pieces to see how they turn out. As you may recall, the “experts” have cautioned us about changing the appearance of anything that belonged to Rue. We’ve slipped and polished a few items in the past, and it is so rewarding we want to do...

Three Personal Photos From Set of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Here is a collection of three photos from when Rue had a gentleman friend (ahem!) visit her at work. You’ll probably recognize the “Cats” costume from that wonderful episode, but we aren’t sure which episode the Polaroid with Rue in the hot pink jacket is from. ...

"Blanche's" Orange Hoodie Set from Multiple Seasons of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue wore this orange hoodie set on at least two Seasons of “The Golden Girls,” maybe more. Remember when she found Big Daddy’s bottle hidden in his bible? Or how about when she goes to check on one of her boyfriends and pulls out the keyring with 100s of keys to men’s...

Stunning Rainbow Striped Robe from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

What could we possibly say about this piece that you can’t already see for yourself? This is one of those times that Judy Evans, the costume designer for “The Golden Girls”, really hit the ball out of the park – this piece is sensational! Obviously, Rue adored it. She...

Rue's Smokey Quartz Loose Gemstone [SOLD]

We think this loose stone of Rue’s is a smokey quartz, but what do we know? As we’ve written before, Rue collected loose stones from her travels and then would have them made into custom pieces of jewelry. This particular stone measures just shy of half and inch long, and it is...

Rue's Axcess Watch [SOLD]

We actually found an ad from 1987 showing the “supermodel” Jasmin Le Bon wearing one of these watches; isn’t that a hoot? It looks to be the one in the middle. As the ad reads: this is a must have item and so Rue had one. This stylish watch will need a new battery. ...

Rue's Purple Coat [SOLD]

Doesn’t this look like a raincoat? We don’t think it is though because it is 100% linen. How is that even possible with that shine to it? Anyway, Rue’s purple coat is a size “XL” and it was made by Robert Krugman. The piece is in excellent condition and it comes...

One of Rue's Amazing Doodle Scripts [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue loved to draw – she called it “doodling.” She kept markers and colored pencils in her dressing room on the set of “The Golden Girls” and she would “doodle” on her scripts during the weekly table reads. Some of her...

Rue's Ornate Silver Creamer and Sugar Set [SOLD]

This etched silver cream and sugar set is very old. The pieces were made by the C.B. Barker Mfg. Co. in New York. Naturally, they are very tarnished since Rue NEVER polished silver. Like her other tarnished pieces, we really want to clean them up, but we will hold off. The pieces are large...

Rue's Angel Lapel Pin [SOLD]

Rue’s angel pin is very small; the piece is about .75″ long and 5/8″ at its widest point. We have no idea what the pin is made out of, or if the stones are crystals or diamonds. Rue’s little angel lapel pin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue. ...

NOW $81 - Rue's Everyday Clarks [SOLD]

Rue liked well-made shoes, so it ought to come as no surprise that one of her pairs of everyday shoes were these clogs made by Clarks – their shoes are great. They are size 8M with a 1″ wedge. The shoes are black leather and in need of a polishing, but the soles hardly have any...

a nNOW $81 - Rue's Deep Red Shell [SOLD]

This is a beautiful shell, right? It has little embroidered do-dads here and there, plus those peek-a-boo holes strategically placed throughout. Kind of sexy, eh? The piece was made by a company called “Tribal.” It is an extra-large, and Rue had some red silk gussets sewn into...

The Meatball Disaster Sequin Shell [SOLD]

The photos posted were taken on a Sunday morning in a suite at The Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, before the meatball disaster. Rue and I had come to visit her bestie Susie Q and her friend from home; I don’t recall that woman’s name right now, she was a very nice lady who had...

Rue's Pink Pin Plate [SOLD]

Rue’s pink pin plate has an interesting edge that stands about an inch high. The plate itself is 5.75″ across, and has beautiful hand-painted flowers on it. The vintage piece has some fading from decades of use – which made Rue love a piece all the more – yet there do...

Rue's Pair of Vintage Rice Bowls [SOLD]

Rue’s set of porcelain rice bowls have a 4.5″ opening and stand 2″ high. Of course, it was the floral design that made Rue buy them; Rue could never resist flowers on porcelain. Rue’s pair of vintage rice bowls come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue....

Rue's Certified "Wonderful" College Transcript [SOLD]

This is a list of Rue McClanahan’s college grades, and they are impressive. Rue sent off for a certified copy of her transcript back in 1964 when she was living in Los Angeles and thinking about taking classes at UCLA. Perhaps after a decade of trying to make it in show business, she was...

"Ideas At Random" File from Rue's Cabinet [SOLD]

When Rue was working on her memoir – “My First Five Husbands…And the Ones Who Got Away” (Oh, Rue!) – she would type memories into her computer as they popped up. She printed out seven pages of those intimate, personal memories and stuck them into this “Ideas...

Something "For Larry" [SOLD]

Do you know someone named Larry who has done something great? If so, this would be the perfect gift for him. As we’ve mentioned before, sometimes Rue wouldn’t like the way she signed something and so she’d shove it into her desk drawer and sign another. We found this old...

Rue's One Cent Residual Check From "Meet The Browns" [SOLD]

Residual checks for work Rue did throughout her entire career arrive at the office on a regular basis. Rue used to joke about how paltry some of them could be, and we thought it was exactly that – a joke. Then we received this check for the last work Rue did in her life – an...

Rue's Oversized Atlas From 1970s (*FOUND RUE DRAWING INSIDE) [SOLD]

This book is HUGE; it measures over a foot and a half tall by a foot wide, and it weighs over five pounds! It is big in the sense that it is full of interesting world information, too. Rue was a smart cookie, because she never tired of learning new things. Since so much has changed globally...

NOW $81 - Rue's Copy of "Light Years" [SOLD]

Although this large format book is full of stunning images of so many famous people, Rue owned it because there were many of her personal friends inside. It is interesting to see all the people Rue worked with over the years contained in the pages of this book. The volume measures 16.5″...

Rue's Fuchsia Robe [SOLD]

Unlike other robes posted here in Rue’s closet, pieces that are her personal taste and we believe were not from a professional gig, this fuchsia robe DEFINITELY looks to be something Rue wore professionally. In fact, doesn’t it look like something “Blanche” would have...

Rue's Sexy Three-Piece Leopard Print Set [SOLD]

Rue bought this three-piece sexy sleeping set from the same company that made most of her faux fur coats – “Fabulous-Furs For Animal Lovers.” She put a couple of safety pins along the inside of the back of shorts; apparently the tightening of the seam made her butt look...

Rue's Brightly Patterned Personal Robe [SOLD]

We don’t think Rue wore this robe in her professional life; at least we haven’t been able to find a clip or image of her in it. The piece was in the master bedroom closet of her Manhattan apartment when she passed away, and so we think it was just a personal piece of clothing she...

Rue's Letterman Jacket From "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Here it is, probably the one and only time this item will be available on the market. (And almost surely the one and only of the four in existence – Estelle’s, Bea’s, Betty’s and Rue’s – that will ever see the light of day.) Here is Rue’s personal...

Silk Striped Set from "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue wore this striped shell and jacket during Season Three of “The Golden Girls.” The shell looks like mattress ticking, so you’d think the pieces were made of cotton, but they are 100% silk. There is a small tear along a seam at the top of one of the jacket pockets as well...

Rue's Silver-Edged Green Depression Era Glass Platter [SOLD]

Isn’t this a unique piece? As you probably know by now, Rue had a large collection of Depression Era Glass, and this is one of the most singular pieces in the whole collection. The edge of this 9.5″ serving platter has a layer of what appears to be pounded silver leaf. Maybe this...

Pair - But Not a Set - of Green Plates [SOLD]

When you first look at this pair of plates you think they are a set, right? Well, I did. We were eating lunch and I complimented Rue on this set of salad plates and she explained that not only were they NOT a set, she bought them at two different antique stores years apart. Then I looked...

Rue's Black, White and Gold Elegant Necklace [SOLD]

This is a custom piece and Rue owned a few by the same designer. In fact, we found a publicity still from “The Golden Girls” of Rue wearing one of these necklaces – it was different colors but used the same cylinder style center barrel and glass and metal beads – and so...

Rue's Pink and Blue Show Stopper [SOLD]

No doubt about it, this is a SHOW STOPPER! Isn’t it beautiful? It is the other one of the barrel shaped thing necklaces that Rue owned from back in the 1980s. We don’t know what the stones are called or the inlays in the cylinder shaped pieces, but we do know that this is a real...

Rue's Green Caftan [SOLD]

Rue was a fan of the caftan. She felt that at her “advanced stage of glamour,” she was allowed to slip into a caftan and relax around the house. The problem with flowing garments is that they sometimes get caught on things and rip, and this piece did exactly that with a chair in...

Rue Made Tulip Placemats and Napkins [SOLD]

Rue made these placemats and napkins when she lived in her house in Encino, California. Her dining room sat 24 people (!) so she made a lot of them, but we are offering a set of four here. She used the items for over 20 years, as you can see from the posted photo taken in the dining room of...

Rue's Silver Bud Vase [SOLD]

This 7″ tall silver vase is HEAVY. In fact, it feels like it is weighted with something in the bottom. Perhaps it is, do they do that so vases don’t fall over? That would make sense actually, because it is so elegantly thin that it probably would easily topple over without the...

Rue's Ivory (Hopefully Faux!) Figurine [SOLD]

Rue loved elephants and did a lot of work fighting for their safety and protection; we don’t think she would own anything ivory. But, this little figure sure does feel like ivory. There are two possibilities: one, she owned this piece from way back before she was educated about the...

Rue's Tiffany & Co. Crystal "Visionary Award" [SOLD]

We had to shoot this item on one of Rue’s wooden serving trays because the crystal is so pure and the angles reflect in such a way that we couldn’t clearly capture the engraved words on the plain white background. What can you expect from Tiffany & Co. except perfection? Rue...

Rue's Salt and Pepper Shakers [SOLD]

Rue had several sets of salt and pepper shakers, some were too big to be practical, others were too much like art to be functional, but his set was both practical and functional and so she used them all the time. The pair measure 4.5″ high and they come with a Certificate of Authenticity...

Rue's Sexy Three-Piece Sleepwear Set [SOLD]

This three-piece set of Rue’s was made by Victoria’s Secret. The set is silky and shiny and SEXY! Rue’s three-piece Victoria’s Secret sleepwear set comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$275 NOW $137.50

The Last One of Rue's Stainless Steel Cocktail Shakers [SOLD]

Rue owned three stainless steel martini shakers – a girl can never have too many – and this is the last one left. The piece was made by Phoenixware in Arizona, it is 9.75″ tall with a 3.5″ opening when the lid is removed. Rue’s last cocktail shaker comes with a...

One of Rue's "Love Boat" Engraved Gifts - 1984 [SOLD]

Candy Spelling is a class act. Whenever a star would appear on one of her husband Aaron Spelling’s shows, she’d get them a personalized gift. For Rue’s appearances on “The Love Boat” over the years – she was on a total of four times – Candy always got...

Rue's Set of Wooden Serving Trays [SOLD]

We pulled one of Rue’s wooden serving trays out in order to photograph the crystal “Visionary Award” – the crystal is so clear you couldn’t see with engraving without some color underneath – and we decided since we had one out to dig out the other and shoot...

Rue's "Magpie" Pin [SOLD]

This flashy pin was made by a company called “Magpie.” We don’t know if this woman owned and woman worked company is still in business, but Rue was a fan when they had their 15-minutes of fame. There were articles and news stories about the success of the start-up, and about...

Rue's Micro-Embroidered Pin [SOLD]

Can you imagine that someone actually embroidered this tiny bird and mini flowers? Is this even called embroidery? Is it cross-stitch? Petit point? We really don’t know, we just know it is very small and absolutely flawless. Rue’s embroidered – if that’s what it is...

Rue's Easter Egg Necklace [SOLD]

Easter is just around the corner and so we thought we ought to post Rue’s “Easter Egg Necklace.” This is one of those one-of-a-kind pieces that Rue collected from that archeologist designer she liked. The piece is exquisite, in addition to the “Easter Egg” in the...

Rue's Engraved Gift from First Appearance on "The Love Boat" - 1978! [SOLD]

We think the photo of Rue in the hat is actually from this appearance on “The Love Boat,” her first, back in 1978. But Rue has so many “Love Boat” images around we aren’t sure which are which; she looks younger in the photo with Ted Knight, but we now think that is...

A Golden Coat for a "Golden Girl" [SOLD]

In addition to sequins, bugle beads, marabou, and other feathers, Rue was a BIG fan of lamé. This golf lamé jacket is the perfect look for a “Golden Girl.” It is hard to make lamé look chic, but this design company out of Paris pulled it off. The piece is in excellent condition an...

Rue's Dog Keychain [SOLD]

Isn’t this adorable? As you probably know, Rue was mad about dogs; she was mad about all animals, in fact. We love the two photos of Rue and her dogs posted; in the first, they are all trying to keep it together and posed for the camera; and in the second, the little Shih Tzu can’t...

Rue's Amethyst Necklace [SOLD]

There are three one inch long stones on this 28″ necklace and we think they are pieces of amethyst! The balls are silver and the other beads are a combination of crystals and additional pieces of, again, what we think is amethyst. This necklace absorbs light and changes shades of purple...

Rue's Jane Fonda Necklace [SOLD]

This pendant is over 2″ across and half an inch thick. See how it has the hole bored into the side? What is this thing? We suspect it has some ancient civilization purpose that we know nothing about, but it sure looks striking. With the 24″ rope and silver beads this necklace is...

Rue's Strand of Jade Beads [SOLD]

These beads feel so good to hold, they are heavy and cool, the strand is individually knotted, and the whole effect is EXPENSIVE. Each bead is 7mm and the whole strand is 25″. Rue’s jade necklace comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$425 NOW...

Rue's Cat Earrings (And DNA Sample for Cloning!) [SOLD]

This might be creepy, we can’t tell for sure. But, the truth is the truth, and here it is: some of Rue’s clips would slip off her lobes and so to try and prevent jewelry loss, she’d would grab some tape and put a little piece on the backs. The problem was that this tape would...

Last Necklace Rue Bought in Jamaica [SOLD]

We’re down to the last necklace that Rue brought back from her trip to Jamaica with her fourth husband, “The Greek.” Rue was on a buying spree during that trip – perhaps because she realized the marriage was a mistake while still on the honeymoon (oh, Rue!) – and...

Rue's 1970s Abstract Copper Necklace [SOLD]

This copper necklace screams the ’70s, right? The abstract design was so cool back then, and it STILL retains a cool element to this day. You can see this necklace on one of the shelves in Rue’s vintage candy case that she kept on her dresser. The center piece is 1″ x...

Rue Made Tiger Necklace [SOLD]

Rue made this necklace about 10-years before she passed away. She used beads and pieces that she had used in other items she had made, but the carved wooden animal, the tiger, is unique to this necklace. The necklace is a pure expression of Rue’s singular creative vision; you will NEVER...

Rue's Large Scale Runway Necklace [SOLD]

Do you see the earrings Rue is wearing with this necklace in the photos with Betty and Estelle? She wore them on “The Golden Girls” and SO DID BEA! So, here is the question: did she also wear this necklace on the show? We haven’t been able to find it, yet, but that...

Rue's Pre-Columbian Gold Plated Pendant and Chain (Found another Photo!)* [SOLD]

Rue wore this interesting gold plated pendant in the movie “A Saintly Switch.” Her character was a kind of whack-a-doodle original that wore turbans, and Rue rightly felt that she would also be the type person to wear this vague shaman type pendant. The look really worked, too! It...

Three of Rue's Personalized Note Pads [SOLD]

Rue spent most of her time at home in her home office. The photo from the New York Times is a rather cleaned up version of her office, as you can see in the other photos, it was normally quite, ahem, busy. Scattered around the place were a lot of these “Rue McClanahan” pads and she...

Two of Rue's Signed Plays [SOLD]

Here is an interesting way to obtain Rue’s original signature, buy this pair of her plays from way before “The Golden Girls,” one of which is from college when she still signed her childhood nickname – “Frosty.” The other has “Rue McClanahan,” in...

Rue's Favorite "Hookers" [SOLD]

Rue LOVED “Hookers,” doesn’t everyone? “Hookers” are those gorgeous, beautifully made earrings that hang on the ear rather than clip or pierce. What did you think we were talking about? Anyway, if you do a simple internet search of Rue you will find these...

Rue's Root Beet Float Fountain Glass [SOLD]

Rue went through a MAJOR root beer float stage during the last two years of life; she simply craved root beer floats all the time. She used diet root beer, but real vanilla ice cream. This is the glass she used for her almost daily fix. This Depression Era piece is 5.75″ high with a...

Rue's Pot Leaf Bowl (WHAT?!) [SOLD]

We always call this bowl “The Pot Leaf Bowl,” but we’re not sure if that is what a real pot leaf looks like – it has been a long time since any of us were in college. We just pulled an image off the Internet and we’ll let you decide. Rue’s “pot...

Rue's Pink Depression Era Glass Serving Bowl [SOLD]

This serving bowl of Rue’s is almost 9″ across. It stands 2.75″ high and has a 4″ base. There seems to be a cherry pattern on the bottom and some sort of blossoms on the sides; um, cherry blossoms, perhaps? Rue’s pink Depression Era serving bowl comes with a...

Rue's Last Signed Playbill from "The Women" [SOLD]

This is it, there are no more signed Playbills from Rue McClanahan’s co-starring role in the Broadway Show “The Women” left in her Estate after this one. Rue’s last signed Playbill from “The Women” comes with prints of the photos posted and a Certificate of...

Rue's Last Signed And Kissed Playbill from "Wicked" [SOLD]

After two years, we are starting to get to the end of certain piles of Rue’s stuff. Although she had what looked like a limitless supply of signed “Wicked Playbills” when we started this thing, here is the final one that is both signed and kissed by Rue. Rue’s last...

Rue's Rolodex from 1980s [SOLD]

Alright young people out there, this is called a ROLODEX and everyone used to have one on their desks, it was how we looked up telephone numbers to call people. These are ALMOST historically significant artifacts at this point in time, but certainly Rue’s McClanahan’s personal...

Letter Rue Wrote Family While Away From Home [SOLD]

Rue took a trip when she was a young lady – on her way to Jacob’s Pillow for a dance experience that would change her life, in fact – and this is a 15-page letter she wrote home to her family describing her adventures. Rue was an excellent writer and this lengthy letter is a...

Consolatory Note From a Beloved Sister [SOLD]

Rue had one sibling; her beloved sister Melinda. Rue was nominated for an Emmy and she lost and her sister sent her a loving, and very funny note. They were two kookie girls that shared a bizarre sense of humor, as evidenced by the childhood photo of them wearing the contents of the kitchen...

Rue's Original Signed and Kissed Amex Receipt [SOLD]

We don’t know if Rue was just blotting her lipstick on this American Express receipt, or if she intended to create a piece of memorabilia for a lucky waiter – most likely the latter. What we do know is that, as this 8″ x 3″ original receipt demonstrates, Rue McClanahan...

Rue's Eight Carat (!) Amethyst and Diamond Bracelet [SOLD]

Isn’t this stunning? The opulent piece was a gift from Rue’s best girlfriend, Sue. She bought the bracelet as a companion to a large solitaire diamond and amethyst pendant she had given Rue years before – we posted pictures of that necklace, too. There is a clip in the...

Rue's Three-Piece Jewelry Set [SOLD]

There is a LOT going on with this three-piece set of Rue’s. We see: different colored beads, freshwater pearls, mother of pearl pieces, what seems to be shell, some stones, rhinestones, and maybe even the kitchen sink! These are runway pieces that are designed to be show stoppers –...

Rue's Vintage Seahorse Engraved Bangle [SOLD]

Through process of elimination, we believe that Rue might be wearing this 4mm thick, Mexican silver bangle in the photo posted with “The Girls.” However, the image is too pixelated to confirm and so we cannot be 100% certain. In any case, this bangle belonged to Rue McClanahan, it...

Rue's Chain Link Earrings [SOLD]

We are 100% certain that these earrings are from a professional gig, but we have no idea which one. The incontrovertible evidence is as follows: these are pierced earrings converted to clips. Rue would NEVER purchase pierced earrings because she never had pierced ears. Thus, someone else...

Rue's Nut Earrings [SOLD]

Rue owned these nut earrings forever. In fact, she recalled wearing them while still in college in the early 1950s! Are the nuts real? Are they bakelite? We haven’t a clue. The earrings were made in Japan back in the day when everything was made in Japan; that was back before...

Rue's Classic Gold and Silver Metal Clips [SOLD]

Here is another pair of Rue’s earrings with tape on the back. As we wrote before, whenever she needed a little extra grip or padding, she’d grab whatever was handy and stick it on the back of her earrings. One of the drawbacks was that she would sometimes rip her hair out when...

"It Was a Hard Day" Scotch Glass and Ashtray [SOLD]

As you may know by now, Rue was a closet smoker. She started smoking back in the day when almost everyone smoked and she tried every way possible to quit and simply couldn’t do it. Normally, she kept it hidden and would use various ruses and unexpected items as ashtrays to hide her...

Rue's Old Glass and Brass Inkwell [SOLD]

Rue’s inkwell is a very old piece. Other than some chips along the rim of the base – which you can clearly see, but are not really glaring because of the cut and facets of the item – it is solid. Rue used to keep it on her kitchen counter with all these little spoons in it;...

Rue's Blue Plate [SOLD]

This blue plate with an intricate pattern on the front and anther on the back was always somewhere visible in Rue’s apartment. It would be on the kitchen counter, or on the liquor cart, on a table in the library or on a table somewhere. There is a tiny chip along the edge, but the...

Rue's Coffee With Pat Neal Mugs [SOLD]

Do you remember Patricia Neal? She was a great movie star who won an Oscar in the early 1960s for a movie she made with Paul Newman entitled “Hud.” If you haven’t seen it you ought to, it is an excellent film. Anyway, in addition to being incredibly talented, Pat Neal led a...