To contact the Marie Dressler Foundation by mail or email, see our About Us page.
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Vintage Film Festival
The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.
Marie Dressler House
The history of the Marie Dressler House is here. It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.
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".
Opening hours for 2023
By appointment only - see About Us page
Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit at other times
Georgia Callaghan - 2022
Sydney Stewart 2018
Ben Hughes 2018
Andrew Atanasoff 2019
Kieva Earle 2018
Isabell Haig - 2022
Graham Beer 2018
Juliette Sinnott 2019
Olivia Rapsos 2019
Kyler Tonkin 2017
Morgan Murray 2017
Alyssa Brush - 2022
Malcolm Jack - 2022
Stephanie Kooman 2017
Carter Holmes 2017
Mackenzie Earle 2017
Ava Bogyay 2019
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.
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.
Also available on this site
- A complete biography.
- Information on her house where she was born
- Updates on Foundation Activity [News]
- Our list of her films
- Museum details (external site)
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.
Download the Town's proclamation here.
More details will be forthcoming in the next few months.
Town of Cobourg
Hollywood North Presents Dinner at Eight
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
Movies in Victoria Park, Cobourg
August 4, 2018 Town of Cobourg’s Movies In The Park
Movie Title: Sherlock Gnomes
Bags of Popcorn for a Loonie, courtesy of Marie Dressler Foundation
For movie information, visit Town of Cobourg Tourism site at www.cobourgtourism.ca
Tournée des musées : le Musée Marie Dressler à Cobourg
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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