The Untold Story of Fame, Love, Tragedy & 90 years of American Entertainment
Through The Eyes of the Woman Who Did It All – Rose Marie

WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH tells the story of the longest active career in entertainment. Far more then just Sally Rogers on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, and the top center square on HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, Rose Marie worked in every facet of showbiz. She was “the darling of the airwaves” at the age of four and went on to work in vaudeville, Vegas, Broadway, movies, television, theatre, concert halls and nightclubs. Along the way she was known as “the kid” by the mob. She called Al Capone, Uncle Al, opened the Flamingo in Las Vegas for Bugsy Seigel, and had her career protected and nurtured by “the boys.”  Her friends include the best show business has to offer: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Mercer, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting and Bing Crosby to name a few!! Unbeknownst to fans, the woman always looking for a man was actually married for almost 20 years to the love of her life, Bobby Guy, one of the best trumpeters in the business. His untimely passing and its impact on “the one who makes you laugh” is recounted by her friends Peter Marshall, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Tim Conway.

Rose Marie’s life is a history lesson in entertainment.

 SUPPORT THE FILM AND OBTAIN MEMORABILIA
FROM ROSE MARIE'S PERSONAL COLLECTION

With the conclusion of our successful kickstarter campaign, and having waded through all of Rose Marie's archival footage and home movies, and interviewed those most important to her, we now have a film. We're so grateful to everyone who contributed to allow us to be able to utilize Rose Marie's extensive archives for this documentary. We're still in the process of clearing the music and doing color correction on the film, plus all the costs associated with distribution and marketing, but we're confident we've got a spectacular film which will introduce the world to a history of show business that spans 90 years...as seen through one person's eyes.

Below you will find items which come from Rose Marie's personal collection and are offered here to help raise the additional funds to complete this project. (Paypal allows you to pay with check or major credit card).

Keep in mind that many of these offerings are limited editions (number in paranthesis indicates quantity available) and shipping is available only in the US and will occur anywhere between 1 to 4 weeks. If you have any questions about any item, please send an email.

Dick Van Dyke Show     |    Baby Rose Marie     |     Hollywood Squares   |     4 Girls 4
Cooking: Aprons, Mugs, Cookbook     |     Autographed Biography & Playbills
Other Autographed Photos    |     Misc Items     |     Personal Items
(furs, jewelry, purses, monogramed hankies, etc.)

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Dick Van Dyke Show Related Items:

         

 $750
GOLD DIPPED ROSE PIN WORN ON THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
This vintage Flora Danica of Copenhagen pin was a gift to Rose Marie. It is an actual rose, dipped in gold. She frequently wore this pin in the 60s, including on the DEAR SALLY ROGERS episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." It comes with an autographed photo and a certificate of authenticity.

 

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$ 600.00 - NEW (1)
THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW ASHTRAY 
From Rose Marie's office: This extremely limited edition ashtray was given to the cast and crew of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW and features artwork by Dick Van Dyke as well as the principal actors' autographs. This ashtray comes directly from Rose Marie's roll-top desk where it held paperclips, tape, and stamps. It will come with a certificate of authenticity.

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$200
Sally Rogers' Apartment
Set Design Print
limited edition print of the set design
painting depicting what Sally Roger's
apartment was to look like
.

 

$30
DICK VAN DYKE Show
Publicity Photo - Autographed

 $30
DICK VAN DYKE Show (B)
Publicity Photo - Autographed

$250 (2)
INCREDIBLY RARE SALLY ROGERS DAY PLANNER
Rose Marie believes that Morey had this made for her using Dick's caricature and her autograph - it's missing its notepad and calendar.

$400
INCREDIBLY RARE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW PARTIAL CAST
DAY PLANNER
Rose Marie believes that Morey had this made for her using Dick's caricature of Morey, Richard Deacon and herself with their autographs. This planner incudes the 1965 calendar, notepad with Rose Marie's autograph, and comes in its original box.

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 $400
ROSE MARIE DRESSING ROOM KEY
Rose Marie's dressing room key from the 2004 DICK VAN DYKE SHOW reunion special which was filmed at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA. Rose Marie has autographed the back.

 

$300
DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
Matchbook Set (3)

A limited edition matchbook set which
was created by the marketing
department of CBS for THE DICK VAN
DYKE SHOW

 $500
DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
Playing Cards (3)

This limited edition deck of playing cards
was given to the cast and crew of
THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW at the end of
one of the seasons and features artwork
by Dick Van Dyke as well as the principal
actors' autographs

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Baby Rose Marie Items:

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$25
Baby Rose Marie Scrapbook
pdf copy of Baby Rose Marie's personally
compiled scrapbook

 

 $75
INCREDIBLY RARE
VINTAGE BABY ROSE MARIE MASK
This vintage paper mask was based on an actual photo of Baby Rose Marie. It includes a flapped nose, and two cut-out spaces (still in tact) for your eyes. Rose Marie has signed the back. Great condition.

 $75 - NEW (2)
Baby Rose Marie Postcard
Original Music Hall Theatre, Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ Postcard featuring George Jessel and Baby Rose Marie - autographed on the back by Rose Marie.

 

$125 - NEW (1)
Baby Rose Marie Ad
Original Baby Rose Marie ad card for a live appearance at the Liberty Theatre in Herkimer, NY

 

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Hollywood Squares Related Items:

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$100
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
ZINGERS LP (1)
funniest lines from the classic show
autographed by both Rose Marie &
Peter Marshall

 $40 - NEW (1)
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES Publicity Photo (A)- Autographed

 

  $40 - NEW (4)
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES Anniversary Photo - Autographed
Rose Marie, Paul Lynde, Charlie Weaver and Peter Marshall marking the 9th anniversary of the game show.

 $40 - NEW (2)
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES Publicity Photo (B)- Autographed
 

 

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4 Girls 4:

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$100
4 GIRLS 4 Keychain (4)
limited edition keychain that was given to musicians on the tour
with Rosemary, Helen, Rose Marie & Margaret on the back

 

  $250
4 GIRLS 4 LUGGAGE TAG
Rose Marie's luggage tage used when she was touring the country with 4 Girls 4. A small number of tags were made for the stars and those traveling with them. Rose Marie has autographed the back.

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Cooking: Aprons, Mugs, Cookbook:

 

    

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 $45
Rose Marie Custom Apron
black & white w/Glen Hanson caricature of Sally Rogers

 

 $45
Rose Marie Custom Coffee Mug
w/ Glen Hanson caricature of Sally Rogers & film logo

$25
Rose Marie Cookbook

pdf recipes from Rose Marie's kitchen
with rare photos of her cooking

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Autographed Biography & Playbills:

 

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  $150
HOLD THE ROSES
Autographed Hard Copy
(Out of Print)

$30
HOLD THE ROSES Autographed
Bookmark (18)

  $75 - NEW (1)
BYE BYE BIRDIE Playbill - Autographed

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 $60 - NEW (2)
BUS STOP Playbill - Autographed
From a 1975 production starring Rose Marie, Karen Valentine and James Naughton on the Kenley Players Circuit in Ohio. 

  $60 - NEW (1)
LUNATICS AND LOVERS Playbill - Autographed
From a 1955 production which starred Zero Mostel, Pamela Britton, Marjorie Lord, and Rose Marie at the Carthay Circle in Los Angeles. The play was such a hit that it went on to play in several other cities around the country.

  $50 - NEW (1)
UP A TREE Playbill - Autographed
From the 1978 production in San Antonio, TX. Robert Nichols wrote this play for Rose Marie.

$250
HENRY-ETTA SCORE
Rose Marie attended the The Professional Children's School in New York City. This is the score from the first play that Baby Rose Marie ever did. The music was writen by the music teacher at the school (who originally told her she couldn't sing and made her sit at the back of the class). She's autographed the dedication page. Rose Marie believes that Peter Donald may have played the lead.

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Autographed Photos:

 

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$30
Baby Rose Marie
Publicity Photo - Autographed

 

$30
Doris Day & Rose Marie
Publicity Photo - Autographed

$30
Glen Hanson Sally Rogers
Caricature - Autographed

 $40 - NEW (4)
Rose Marie Publicity Photo (R)- Autographed
 

 

 

 

 

 

$40
Rose Marie as MONKEE MOTHER
Photo Still - Autographed

 

 $60 - NEW (1)
ROSE MARIE with DAVY JONES of THE MONKEES - Autographed

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$30
4 Girls 4
Publicity Photo - Autographed

$30
Miss Rose Marie Singing
Publicity Photo - Autographed

$40 - NEW (1)
ROSE MARIE with MOREY AMSTERDAM from DON'T WORRY, WE'LL THINK OF A TITLE (written by Morey Amsterdam)- Autographed (Cafe Scene)
 

 $40 - NEW (1)
ROSE MARIE with MOREY AMSTERDAM from DON'T WORRY, WE'LL THINK OF A TITLE (written by Morey Amsterdam)- Autographed (Waving)

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$40 - NEW (1)
ROSE MARIE with DANNY THOMAS from DON'T WORRY, WE'LL THINK OF A TITLE (written by Morey Amsterdam) - Autographed

 $40 - NEW (1)
ROSE MARIE, MOREY & RICHARD DEACON from DON'T WORRY, WE'LL THINK OF A TITLE (written by Morey Amsterdam)- Autographed
 

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Misc Items:

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$50
Digital Vault Archive
link to download or stream rare
performances, conversations, rehearsals,
or photos from Rose Marie's career

 

$80
All Digital Rewards - Vault,
Scrapbook & Cookbook
access to The Vault, plus a copy of
Baby Rose Marie's
scrapbook & cookbook

 

$500 - NEW
RARE FLAMINGO ASHTRAY
Having opened the Flamingo, Rose Marie has a special connection to the resort. This is one of her personal vintage souveniers from the hotel's early days.

 $25 - NEW (15)
BOW/LOTS OF LOVE Keychain
Rose Marie had these keychains made which feature a drawing of her signature bow on the front, and "Lots of Love - Thanks" and her signature on the back.

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Personal Items:

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$100
Rose Marie Embossed
Matchbook (4 )
these personalized matchbooks have
been hiding in Rose Marie's bar for
decades

 $900
GOLD EMBOSSED NOTE PAD WITH ROSE MARIE'S AUTOGRAPH
Using Rose Marie's autograph, her best friend Ruthie had this one-of-a-kind, genuine leather, note pad made for her to carry in her purse, which she did for years. The note pad is approximately 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" - there are 9 blank pages left.

$250
R M G MONOGRAMMED PIN
This was a gift from Rose Marie's best friend Ruthie. It's a pewter pin that she often wore which features her initials engraved. The pin is 2" long by 1 1/4 wide

 $950
PERLAS MAJORICA VINTAGE CHOKER NECKLACE
Rose Marie's best friend Ruthie purchased these pearls for Rose Marie when she was traveling in Spain in 1963. The indiviual 8 mm pearls are rosa in color and the necklace is 40 cm in length. Pearls are Rose Marie's favorite piece of jewelry and she can often be seen wearing them in photos. She often wore this strand when she was appearing on The Doris Day Show and Hollywood Squares. The pearls come in their original case (which has a crack in the lid) with the original warranty.

$350
MONOGRAMMED EARRINGS
Clip earrings which Rose Marie wore that feature her initials R G M. The earrings are 1" in diameter.

$350
MONOGRAMMED EARRINGS
Clip earrings which Rose Marie wore that feature her initials R G M. The earrings are 1" in diameter.

$750
PEWTER MONOGRAMMED COMPACT
This beautiful compact was a gift to Rose Marie from her best friend Ruthie. It features her initials R M G engraved in the center. The compact is a 3" square and is in excellent condition inspite of being carried by Rose Marie in her purse for years.

$350
BLACK EMBROIDERED HANDBAG
Rose Marie loved this bag so much, she bought two of them when she was in Hong Kong on a cruise with 4 Girls 4. This bag includes a comb in a matching case and is in new condition. 12" X 6"

$350
BLACK EMBROIDERED HANDBAG
R
ose Marie loved this bag so much, she bought two of them when she was in Hong Kong on a cruise with 4 Girls 4. Rose Marie carried this bag to a number of events, and includes her ticket stub from attending THE MEANING OF LIFE at the Pasadena Playhouse on June 2, 1990. 12" X 6"

$350
BROWN CLUTCH PURSE
Rose Marie insisted on matching purses for all of her outfits and furs. This is a gently used bag that Rose Marie carried to events. She's autographed it's original box.
10" x 4 1/4"

$450
GOLD BEADED EVENING BAG
This beautiful evening bag features intricate beading and roomy interior and was often carried by Rose Marie to events. It's in excellent condition. 10" x 6".

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 $150
Rose Marie's Compact (1)

$200
Rose Marie's Rose Tasseled Compact (1)

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$200
Rose Marie's Compact from Denmark (1)

$200
Rose Marie Worn Bracelet (1)

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$200
Rose Marie Small Vanity Set Mirror & Comb from Denmark (1)

$300
Rose Marie's Antique Watch Necklace (1)

$40
MONOGRAMMED HANKY - A
Beautifully monogrammed hanky - with a white R emroidered on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

$40
MONOGRAMMED HANKY - B
Beautifully monogrammed hanky - with a white R emroidered on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

 

$40
MONOGRAMMED HANKY - C
Beautifully monogrammed hanky - with a white R emroidered on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

$40
MONOGRAMMED HANKY - D
Beautifully monogrammed hanky - with a white R emroidered on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

$40
MONOGRAMMED HANKY - E
Beautifully monogrammed hanky - from Rose Marie's personal collection.

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$40
MONOGRAMMED HANKY - G
Beautifully monogrammed hanky - with a white R emroidered on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

$40
MONOGRAMMED HANKY - H
Beautifully monogrammed hanky - with a white R emroidered on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

$60
EMBROIDERED ROSE MARIE HANKY - I
Beautiful brand new hanky which features "Rose Marie" embroidered in blue on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

 

$60
EMBROIDERED ROSE MARIE HANKY - J
Beautiful brand new hanky which features "Rose Marie" embroidered in blue on white from Rose Marie's personal collection.

 

$200
DRESSING ROOM SIGN
This engraved gold star was used to designate Rose Marie's dressing room on one of the shows that she did a guest shot (sorry she doesn't remember which one). 2 1/2" x 3"

$80 - NEW (1)
"R" KEYCHAIN
Rose Marie's "R" keychain which not only stood for Rose, but also her Rolls Royce.
 

 

$300
PLACARDS - A
Rose Marie entertained often and had numerous sets of "place cards." This set of six features colored flowers on white china. You use dry erase markers to write names on them. This set which still has names on them, includes one that says "Roe" - Rose Marie's nickname. She's autographed the box.

$250
PLACARDS - B
Rose Marie entertained often and had numerous sets of "place cards." This set of six features colored flowers on white china. You use dry erase markers to write names on them. There are still names on some of them. She's autographed the box.

$350
CROWN STAFFORDSHIRE FINE BONE CHINA PLACE CARD HOLDERS
Rose Marie entertained often and had numerous sets of "place card holders." This vintage set of eight fine bone china place card holders was used at her parties in the 50s and features tiny red and yellow flowers.

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 $1000
Rose Marie's
Mink Vest with Belt (1)
This unique piece is white mink with a dark mink collar and belt

$1850
Rose Marie Personally Worn Oppossum Dicker & Dicker Fur (1)
Rose Marie wore this coat numerous times on stage, most often during her segment of the "4 Girls 4" show. It is full length and in excellent condition, new in the early 1960's this cost $3,500.00.

$1500
Rose Marie Personally Worn
Blue Fox Fur Coat (1)
this is a fur which Rose Marie wore for numerous personal appearances, premieres and performances, it has 3/4 length sleves

 

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