Working Girl

Rue's Personal Playbills From Jimmy Shine (With Piece of Her First Night Bouquet)

Although Rue was an understudy in a couple of Broadway Shows before “Jimmy Shine,” this was the show in which she made her Broadway debut – she finally walked out onto a Broadway stage and performed. This was a pivotal role in her career and it personally validated the path...

Original Martha Swope 8" x 10" Stage Shot

Martha Swoop is one of the most prolific and successful dance and theatre photographers in the world. This is an original rehearsal shot that she took of Rue in her early career. If we knew who the man was, we could figure out the show. Do you know? We’re thinking this may be...

Rue's Mounted Still From Jif Commercial

Isn’t this wonderful? We LOVE the look on Rue’s face as she stares at the director and what looks to be one of the “suits” from Jif Peanut Butter. We knew Rue and we can see the mirth behind her straight stare. Her thoughts are probably something along the lines of:...

Mounted Early Interview Photo of Rue

Part of Rue’s job as a successful actress involved giving interviews to the press in order to promote the projects she was involved with. Rue’s name started to appear in the local newspaper when she was a girl, and she started to appear in articles that included reviews of her work...

Rue's Signed and Framed Marquee Poster From "Picnic"

Rue and Gregory Harrison did it all together; meaning they did television, film and the stage. As for anything else….who’s to say except Mr. Harrison? Although have a look at his note to Rue…hmmmm…. No doubt about it, Gregory Harrison was and is S-E-X-Y! Anyway, they...

Signed Publicity Still From 1970 Movie

Do you remember Eli Wallach? He made a zillion movies and worked right up until the end of his long life. He was married to the beautiful and equally talented Anne Jackson for something like 60 years. Mr. Wallach was a real winner in the game of life. Rue was friends with the couple for many...

Setof Polaroids From Rue's Madame Role

We aren’t sure, but we think these Polaroids are from a movie Rue made in 1995 entitled “Blackbird Hall.” We know the Polaroids are from a movie she made when she was playing a madame, but we can’t find anything about the movie online to confirm that it is the correct...

Three Framed Stage Shots From 1972 Run of "Dylan"

In 1972 Rue starred with Will Hare in an Off-Broadway production of “Dylan.” Rue described it as the type of show where a theatre actor can fully experience being an actor. She loved the role and made some friends during the production that remained friends for life. Rue kept...

Rue's Signed Cast Photo From "Mama's Family"

You never know what treasures can be found in the files of Rue McClanahan, and that is why EVERYTHING needs to be gone through with a fine-toothed comb. When we first started sorting though all of Rue’s file boxes and file cabinets, it looked like an endless job and it was challenging to...

Rue's Shell From "Generation Gap"

Rue wore this shell in a movie she made with Ed Asner entitled “Generation Gap.” She adored Mr. Asner and had a real hoot working with him on the movie; as evidenced by the behind-the-scenes photo posted which was shot of them goofing off between takes. Even though the piece was...

Rue's Hat From Bay Street Theatre

In 1998, Rue went to Sag Harbor and did a show at the Bay Street Theatre. It was entitled “House,” directed by Joe Mantello, and co-starred Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason. Rue was given this hat by the Theatre manager and she wore it for years after. In fact, she wore it to an...

Rue's Peter Max Hat

Part of Rue’s job involved showing up at big network events, so she hit the red carpet for the CBS 75th Birthday Celebration held in New York City in the early 2000s. One of the gifts presented to the celebrities that attended was this special piece of memorabilia – a hat designed...

Rue's Whistle From "Annie" (And Dog Rescue!)

Rue played Miss Hannigan in a production of “Annie,” and she absolutely loved playing the part. Her character was a child-hating alcoholic who runs an orphanage, so what isn’t to love? Anyway, one of the accessories her character used to keep the kids in line was a whistle,...

Rue's Bathroom Keychain From Production of "Oklahoma!"

Every production has a different budget, and that budget will determine the quality of the cast and crew perks. As opposed to the Tiffany & Co. engraved sterling silver keychain Rue received for “Six Dance Lessons…” – posted above – when she did a production...

Framed Poster From One Of Rue's Early Theatrical Projects

We don’t know what year Rue was in this show. I have an idea: let’s call the theatre and see if they know; maybe they will even have some photos. Okay, I called and spoke with a nice young lady who put me in touch with the playhouse historian. I just sent her an email and...

Model and Designs For Rue's Doll

At one point after she moved back to New York City, the plans were in the works for Rue to release her own doll. We aren’t sure if the company that made this particular doll was the company she was working with, or if she was just using this one as a template for her doll, but this is the...

Rue's "Prompt Script" From "Nuncrackers"

Rue loved all the nun shows she made for and with Danny Goggin. It was a combination of the writing and the team; she really had a ball whenever she went to work on a Danny Goggin project. This is Rue’s original, 8.5″ x 11″, spiral bound “Prompt Script” from the...

Portrait With Bob Hope From His Show

Rue and Bob Hope worked together when he did an episode of “The Golden Girls” in the late 1980s; Mr. Hope adored Rue and the feeling was mutual. Years later, in the mid ’90s, Mr. Hope asked Rue to appear on one of his television specials and, of course, she was thrilled to do...

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