The Golden Girls Years

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...

Custom Silk Robe from "The Golden Girls"

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...

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”...

"Blanche's" Lavender Silk Robe from "The Golden Girls"

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...

Stunning Rainbow Striped Robe from "The Golden Girls"

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...

One of Rue's Amazing Doodle Scripts

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 Letterman Jacket From "The Golden Girls"

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"

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...

The Last Robe from "The Golden Girls"

After two auctions – one in Beverly Hills and one in Manhattan – and two plus years posting items on Estate of Rue, we are down to the last of Rue’s robes from “The Golden Girls.” So, unless more turn up in a box we haven’t yet opened, this is it! We saved...

Rue's Large Scale Runway Necklace

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...

Polaroid from Bob Hope Episode of "The Golden Girls"

Do you remember the episode of “The Golden Girls” with Bob Hope in it? In one scene, “The Girls” dress as men to sneak into the locker room of his golf club – hilarious! This original Polaroid of Rue and Betty White was taken while they were in their male drag...

Rue's Personal Playbill From Bea Arthur's Broadway Memorial [SOLD]

I was with Rue the day that Bea Arthur died, and I accompanied her months later to Bea’s Memorial at a Broadway Theatre in New York City – in fact, there is a clip in the documentary of the two of us in the back of a limo discussing whether or not it was appropriate for her to tell a...

Rue's Business Dress and Jacket from "The Golden Palace" [SOLD]

Although they still dressed her in costumes from “The Golden Girls” – particularly some of those gorgeous flowing robe and gown sets Blanche was known for – on “The Golden Palace” they gave Rue’s character some business wardrobe, too. After all, she was...

Rue's Tap Shoes From "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue wore these tap shoes in a couple of episodes of “The Golden Girls” – images posted – not to mention in MANY other professional gigs. Rue was the only professionally trained dancer in the bunch, but Betty could hold her own, like any seasoned Hollywood actor can. As...

Rue's Polaroid Fragment from Backstage on "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue cut up two Polaroids before she realized you can’t do that without them falling apart. We already sold one and here is the other. This fragment of a Polaroid taken backstage during the filming of an episode of “The Golden Girls” was in Rue’s home office for over...

Rue's Personal Snapshots From Home After Winning Emmy

You’ve likely seen public images of Rue winning her Emmy, and perhaps even photos from the after party that evening, but here are seven of Rue’s PERSONAL snapshots taken in her home the week after she won the Emmy. These photos were taken for Rue to capture the tremendous outpouring...

Fabulous Two-Piece Costume From "The Golden Palace"

Isn’t this a fabulous top and jacket? We keep Rue’s clothes in her zippered garment bags, inside wardrobe boxes, in a climate-controlled storage facility. When we are going to photograph them, they come back to the office. When these two pieces arrived they seemed fine for the...

Rue's Personal Photos with Brandon Tartikoff (and Bea, too!)

It was an ongoing joke among “the girls,” and many other people in the NBC family, that the executive stud was Brandon Tartikoff. Much of the reason had to do with the fact that he was really young to hold the position he did – President of NBC Entertainment in his early 30s! ...

Rue's Three-Piece Outfit from "The Golden Palace"

Rue wore this three piece silk outfit on “The Golden Palace.” It was a touching episode in which Blanche spotted Rose’s boyfriend, Miles, with another woman and Rose refused to believe her. Naturally, their friendship prevailed in the end; true friendship can trump a love...

Rue's Original Polaroid from Backstage on Set of "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Here is one of the last original Polaroids that Rue kept from her time on “The Golden Girls.” This photo was taken backstage of Rue in the nurse costume she wore for a fleeting few moments at the end of an episode. Do you remember? It was when someone crashed Rose’s car and...

Classic "Blanche" Flowing Top from Classic Episode

Do you recognize this classic “Blanche” flowing top? Rue wore it in the episode wherein she and Sophia were dating the same man – Fidel – it was entitled “Yes, We Have No Havanas.” Some of the best writing of the whole series took place in this episode;...

Rue's Tickets and Invitation to Bea's Show [SOLD]

When Bea Arthur came to Broadway to perform her one-woman show, she naturally wanted her friend and fellow “Golden Girl,” Rue McClanahan, to attend. For her part, Rue wouldn’t have missed it for the world! These are the two tickets Bea sent Rue for opening night, and the...

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