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
Graham Beer 2018
Olivia Rapsos 2019
Malcolm Jack - 2022
Sydney Stewart 2018
Morgan Murray 2017
Stephanie Kooman 2017
Juliette Sinnott 2019
Georgia Callaghan - 2022
Kieva Earle 2018
Isabell Haig - 2022
Ava Bogyay 2019
Carter Holmes 2017
Kyler Tonkin 2017
Andrew Atanasoff 2019
Mackenzie Earle 2017
Alyssa Brush - 2022
Ben Hughes 2018
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)
Museum to Open September 24
The Board of Directors of Marie Dressler Foundation is excited to announce the opening of Canada's newest heritage museum.
The new Marie Dressler Museum highlights the achievements of the Cobourg-born star of stage and screen, winner of the 1931 Academy Award for Best Actress at age 63, top grossing actor in Hollywood in both 1932 and 1933 and the best loved comedienne of her time.
The Town of Cobourg has proclaimed September 24th to be "Marie Dressler Celebration Day". The official opening of the museum will be a public event held at 1:00 p.m. at Marie Dressler House, 212 King Street West, Cobourg.
Marie Dressler on Local Radio
On August 30, Rick Miller, Chair of the Marie Dressler Foundation was interviewed on Northumberland FM 98.7, a local Radio station. The show was called "In Your Own Backyard" and Rick talked for about 50 minutes on a range of subjects including the early life of Marie Dressler, the Museum being rebuilt in Marie Dressler House, the Vintage Film Festival, an upcoming (2017) documentary Film Festival, the Bursaries being provided for local students and more. You can listen to the interview below.
Marie Dressler Celebration Dinner
At the Woodlawn Inn, 420 Division St., Cobourg
A fundraising event for Marie Dressler Foundation featuring a sparkling wine reception, a four course dinner with wines and an after-dinner talk by Matthew Kennedy, author of "Marie Dressler: A Biography"
Tickets are $100. (no HST) with a donation tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price.
A limited number of tickets were available - but not now since the event is past.
Marie Dressler Celebration Day
Cobourg Town Council has proclaimed September 24th to be "Marie Dressler Celebration Day" in Cobourg.
Come and Celebrate the Grand Opening of Canada's newest museum featuring "From Cobourg to Hollywood: The Story of Marie Dressler".
Celebrations start at 1:00 pm with free cake, ice-cream, and drinks following the official opening ceremony.
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Visit the new Marie Dressler Museum at Marie Dressler House, 212 King Street West, Cobourg.
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