The Golden Girls Years

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 His and Hers TV Land Bathrobes

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...

"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...

Rue's MADD Certificate of Merit

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...

Freestanding Laminated Ad Board

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...

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...

"Blanche's" Robe

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...

Rue's Original Golden Globe Nominating Certificate from 1986

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”...

Danny Thomas is a Lesbian Gown and Robe

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 Framed Group Shot From NBC's 60th Anniversary Bash

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

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...

Polaroid of Rue from Backstage on "The Golden Girls" Set

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)

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

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...

Handwritten Card from Betty White to Rue

Yes, we realize this is a lot of money, but allow us to explain. First, it is a handwritten card from Betty White. If that isn’t enough – and it really is – second, she sent it to Rue McClanahan, which makes it a double whammy, so to speak, meaning it has a double provenance...

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