I probably saw the movie 'Rebecca' on the old Bill Kennedy Show. Most of the old movies I saw were presented by Bill, first on his show from Windsor, Ontario and later when he moved his show to Detroit.
It was many years before I got around to reading the book. By that time I had seen the movie several times. But in college I started reading books by Daphne du Maurier and found that the book was indeed better than the movie which was the Oscar's Best Picture in 1941.
Mystery, jealousy, intrigue and general spookiness - makes sense that it would be dramatized by Hitchcock. I do recommend that you read the novel, even if you have seen the movie. And if you haven't seen the movie - well how is that even possible? If you have two hours, you can watch it right here.
And as a tie-in, I want to mention another book on my shelves, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'No Ordinary Time'. The book is about the Roosevelts during Work War II. When it comes to strong women, I think Eleanor would have made a fantastic President.
Rochester Hills, Michigan: You could visit Rochester Hills to visit Oakland University, but the most striking thing on the campus is Meadow Brook Hall, the former home of Matilda Dodge Wilson. Built in the 1920's it has 110 rooms, 88,000 sq ft. It is the third largest museum home in America. I have visited several times for different events, but have never gone on 'just a tour'. I need to add it to my 'visit' list as it is within just a few miles of my home.
By Wm. Chris Rowland, II (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
Avard Fairbanks [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons