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
Ava Bogyay 2019
Andrew Atanasoff 2019
Mackenzie Earle 2017
Sydney Stewart 2018
Ben Hughes 2018
Isabell Haig - 2022
Alyssa Brush - 2022
Malcolm Jack - 2022
Stephanie Kooman 2017
Carter Holmes 2017
Kieva Earle 2018
Georgia Callaghan - 2022
Morgan Murray 2017
Juliette Sinnott 2019
Kyler Tonkin 2017
Olivia Rapsos 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)
This year, the Marie Dressler Foundation today handed out four bursaries at $1500 each to four students from Northumberland High Schools - this year three from Cobourg and a sturdent from Warkworth who attended Northumberland East High School in Brighton. Each winner is a student graduating from Grade 12 in 2016 and intends to pursue a further education in this field.
Here are brief resumes of the winners.
Dressler Museum project has started
As previously announced, the Foundation is working to completely renovate the Marie Dressler Museum. Actually, a better description would be that the museum is being completely rebuilt from scratch. Unfortunately, this means that it will be closed from late May until it reopens. There will be no access to any exhibits during that time.
But on September 24th, 2016, there will be a grand re-opening with celebrations to mark the event. Stay tuned for more news on this.
Presentation to Cameco
Marie Dressler Foundation Board Members Terry Foord and Rick Miller presenting a Vintage Film Festival poster designed by renowned artist Peter Doig, to Dale Clark, VP, Fuel Services Division, Cameco Corporation.
The poster was presented to Cameco Corp. as a token of appreciation for their ongoing generous support of the Vintage Film Festival and the upcoming Marie Dressler Exhibition project.
On February 16, 2016, Rick Miller, Chair of the Marie Dressler Foundation was interviewed on local Radio Station Northumberland 89.7 FM. He spoke about the work of the Foundation and in particular the work being done to create a new museum at Dressler House. He also talked about this year's Vintage Film Festival. You can listen below:
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