The Golden Girls Years

Rue Made "Golden Palace" Crossword Puzzle

Rue wasn’t just pretty and talented, she was smart as a whip! And she loved to give her brain a workout with a good word game or puzzle. Rue started making games and puzzles of her own when she was still a girl. Here is an original Rue McClanahan crossword puzzle that she made in the...

Rue's Rainbow Cover-Up And Pink Silk Shell From "The Golden Girls" [SOLD]

Rue wore this rainbow cover-up in multiple episodes of “The Golden Girls.” She wore it with different shells underneath, too, and we were able to match it up with one of them. The cover-up was made for I. Magnin, but the costume designer on “The Golden Girls” tweaked it...

Ring Rue Was Wearing When She Won Her Emmy For "The Golden Girls"

Rue died with 1,117 pieces of jewelry. There was a vast array of pieces, as you’ve probably noticed on this site. Some things were “fine,” in that they were made of some precious metal and contained “real” gemstones. Other items were costume; although some of...

Rue's Original Script From The Bob Hope Episode - With Doodle!

Remember the episode in which Rose thought Bob Hope was her father? The “Girls” stalked him at the Country Club by dressing in male drag – what a hoot! This is Rue’s original script from that classic episode, and she even did one of her doddles on the cover. The script...

MAJOR Doodle Script!

It must have been a LONG table read when Rue sat around with the other Golden Girls going through this script, because she did some amazing drawings on the cover. Also, we aren’t quite certain, but that stain to the left of the middle doodles does NOT look like the regular coffee, it...

Rue's Silk Outfit From "The Golden Palace" and Life

We can’t decide what makes this silk two-piece outfit more collectible; was it that Rue McClanahan wore it on “The Golden Palace,” or was it because of all the other events Rue wore this golden silk jacket to? The two-pieces were designed and made by the show’s costume...

Rue's Pumps From First Scene of Pilot of "The Golden Girls"

That’s right, these are the very first shoes that Rue McClanahan EVER wore on camera in “The Golden Girls.” In that very first scene from the Pilot Episode, when she enters through that swinging kitchen door for the first time to ask Dorothy if she can borrow her mink stole,...

One of Rue's Original Doodle Scripts From "The Golden Girls"

Rue doodled a Dutch scene with a windmill on the cover of her script during the weekly table read for this particular episode of “The Golden Girls.” Do you remember this episode? This was the one where the guy shows up and announces that Blanche’s dead husband was his father....

Blanche's Green Coat From "Melodrama" Episode (And a Fan Identifed the Other CLASSIC Episode!)*

Do you remember the episode when Blanche thought one of her boyfriends – Mel Bushman – was dead? She and the other “Golden Girls” went over to Mel’s house and Blanche whipped out a key ring with dozens of keys on it – what a hoot! Anyway, this is the green...

Template Robe For Blanche's Kimono-Style Originals [SOLD]

Judy Evans made almost all of Rue’s and Bea’s costumes from scratch. However, once in awhile she bought “off-the-rack” for the two, and always bought “off-the-rack” for Betty and Estelle’s characters. In order to create some of the fabulous Blanche...

Four Polaroids and Enlargement Print From "Golden Girls" Era Product Endorsement Gig

As we’ve written before, usually Polaroids from professional photos shoots end up in the trash. However, if Rue liked the way she looked, she would dig them out and keep them. Here is a set of four Polaroids from a product endorsement deal that Rue did while she was in “The Golden...

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