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    Rebecca's morning room: In the classic Hitchcock film Rebecca, there was a fantastic "Morning Room" that belonged to the former lady-of-the-house. It was a place filled with morning light, a warm fireplace and a writing desk for enjoying coffee and catching up on correspondence. It would be today's equivalent to the home office.

    One of my all time favorite movies, and two of the prettiest people on the planet: Robert Redford & Jane Fonda in "Barefoot in the Park," 1967

    Joan Fontaine in Rebecca

    Rebeccas room

    Coffee in Bed

    "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Who could forget the opening line from Rebecca? I've always be fascinated by this old gothic romance film by Hitchcock, made in 1939. I saw it in my preteens and still love it and the original book by Daphne du Maurier. I reread it just this past summer.

    Joan Fontaine

    The King and I (1956). One of my favorite movies when I was a kid.

    sleeping with the windows open.

    Rebecca (1940, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) Beautiful shot

    Window with a view, morning routine, morning coffee, kitchen design

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    Joan Fontaine for "Rebecca" (colorized photo)

    from the ghost and mrs. muir

    Joan Fontaine

    Sometimes the sisters fought for the same leading roles. In the case of Gone With The Wind, it was Olivia (above) who won the role of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes which is her total opposite personality as Olivia was evil.

    The staircase windows at "Manderly" - when I first saw Rebecca as a little kid, my 8 year-old jaw dropped - that house - if only it was real!

    Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson in publicity still for Rebecca (1940, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)