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Marie Dressler House
Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.
The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".
Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the museum will be open by appointment only.
Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit.
The Marie Dressler Story
Born in Cobourg, Canada - one of Hollywood's greatest stars
The Dressler Story: to Dream, to Dare, to Persist, to Win
Cobourg is the birthplace of Marie Dressler - one of the greatest comediennes of her generation and one of Hollywood's best loved stars.
This is the official site of the Marie Dressler Foundation whose mission is to make sure that Marie Dressler is remembered. The Foundation, a registered charity, was created to raise money to restore her house when it was burnt down in 1989 (More here).
Vintage FIlm Festival
Our largest activity has been the Vintage Film Festival which is held on a weekend in October every year.
But in 2018 we had additional major events to celebrate Marie's 150th birthday.
Another major activity of the Foundation is to award scholarships/bursaries to students planning to pursue an education in the arts field. There is a list of previous scholarship winners here. The 2019 winners were presented with their awards at Dressler House on July 6 - see the story with photos here. For more information on how to apply, go here.
Also available on this site
|Date||Name of Event|
|August 4||Movies In Victoria Park, Cobourg|
|September 9 until November 10||“Cobourg’s Sweetheart:
Celebrating Marie Dressler”
|September 14||“Women and Hollywood”|
|September 29||“Dinner At Eight”|
|November 9||Marie Dressler 150 Celebration Day|
Proclaimed as "Marie Dressler 150 Celebration Day" by Town Council
November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm in front of Victoria Hall, Cobourg
This will be a public celebration with speeches by local dignitaries with some give-aways for the attendees, and a special surprise.
More details will be forthcoming in the next few months.
Town of Cobourg
September 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn, Cobourg
An epic celebration of Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday using her 65th birthday in Hollywood as a theme.
The evening features:
1930’s cocktails, food, and décor (wine included with dinner)
Live 1930’s big band and jazz music by Northumberland Orchestra during dinner
Surprises during the evening
Following dinner, a showing of “Dinner At Eight” (1933) starring Marie Dressler
Isabelle Gobeil, Animatrice / Reporter, Radio-Canada, Toronto visited Marie Dressler Museum a couple of weeks ago and reported on Radio as well as on the Radio-Canada.ca web site. Click here to go to the web page which includes photos, text and the audio. Il est entièrement en français.
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