This blog gets a lot of search engine hits for Tere Carrubba and Pat Hitchcock. Tere is Alfred Hitchcock’s granddaughter and someone I have been getting to know, just a bit, over the last four years. She’s a very sweet and lovely lady. I took the above photo in November 2003, when Tere, her two daughters and her mother, Pat Hitchcock O’Connell, visited the former Hitchcock estate in Scotts Valley. Pat is in white, Tere is on the left, and her two daughters are in back of Pat. The spot on Tere’s pants is rainwater – we had just come in from walking around the estate on a rainy day. So for those who are searching for photos of Tere and her mom (Alfred and Alma Hitchcock’s daughter), here’s one for your scrapbook. It has never been posted anywhere else and is previously unpublished.
The photo was in the solarium of the Scotts Valley estate. Behind Tere and family are the doors that open onto the front patio, where Alfred Hitchcock used to relax with his dog, Philip of Magnesia, and where he and Alma once entertained Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly. This living room has seen many famous stars who came to visit the Hitchcocks, including Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart and Ingrid Bergman. If only these walls could talk!
The estate is now owned by Bob and Judy Brassfield, who invited Tere, Pat and family to visit as their guests.
I have promised Tere and her husband Paul to send them copies of these pictures and it’s about time I did. So Tere, if you’re reading this, I haven’t forgotten you.