18 Facts About ‘The Golden Girls’ You Never Heard Until Now
Costumes and customs
The Golden Girls production had its own costume department, as is observable in their multiple changes in each episode. While some clothes were bought off the rack, a good deal were made specifically for the ladies. This was especially true of Bea Arthur, since her height made buying off the rack a challenge. Rue McClanahan had a special clause written into her contract that stated she got to take all of her costumes home. Everything from Blanche’s evening wear to her silky negligees left the set with her. Many are on sale at The Estate of Rue, where jewelry from the show as well as scripts often make an appearance.