Although it has been six months since her passing, but Rue McClanahan specified that upon her demise, her fans should get first dibs on her possessions. This includes her personal belongings, from her artwork to show biz memorabilia, including her Obie Award for her role in the off-Broadway show “Who’s Happy Now?”
Best known for her role as the famed Golden Girl, from the long-running television hit of the same name, Rue McClanahan career spanned decades on-stage, screen and television. She even found the time to write a bestseller based on her life.
Her son, Mark Bish is arranging the auction and has been consulting with the auctioneers with her belongings from her New York Co-op for several months.
The Hutter Auction Galleries in New York City held the first of the "Blanche Devereaux Memorabilia Auctions" on December 17th. A certificate of authenticity was included with the lots that went like hot-cakes.
Photos of Rue posing in select apparel or those taken in Rue's home were included with the actual item that was auctioned off. Besides Golden Girl outfits don by Rue, paintings and costume jewelry, several scripts with signatures of Bea Arthur and Betty White on the cover as well were part of the lot.
There is more Rue artifacts to go around, as the "Blanche Devereaux Memorabilia Auctions" will be a traveling show with several stops in other locations across the country.
In her personal life, Rue collected designer handbags, including those by Louis Vuitton. Although her character of Blanche may have been over the top, Rue´s own persona demanded a bag that was more refine.
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