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Every year, the Marie Dressler Foundation holds the Vintage Film Festival to celebrate films made in the era when Cobourg's Marie Dressler was a star.  It's held on the last weekend in October - more here.  But this year there will be more.  First, on September 11, a sign will be erected naming a street "Marie Dressler Way".  That's the lane leading to the parking lot behind Marie Dressler House which is at 212 King street west.  Then there will be a special event at the Cobourg Library on November 3, the week after the Vintage Film Festival to celebrate what would have been Marie's 145th birthday.

Tugboat AnnieBirthday cake and tea will be served at 1:30 p.m. after which Antonio Sarmiento will introduce the Dressler hit film TUGBOAT ANNIE (1933) with the question "Did Dressler save Hollywood?" The celebration will end with draws including breakfast for two at the Buttermilk Café and the Dutch Oven; lunch for two at the Oasis Bar and Grill and a VIP Tour of Victoria Hall with dessert for four at Meet at 66 King East. Tickets are $8.00 at the door.

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dressler way Update Sept 11, 2013

The sign for the new road - Marie Dressler Way - has now been erected and the press were out in force.  The Mayor was there along with representatives of ACO and the Marie Dressler Foundation.

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Alma Draper, Alistair Commins, Mayor Gil Brocanier, Delphine Patchett.

 

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