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Bean, Orestes U., 1873-1937

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Orestes Utah Bean (1873-1937) was a Mormon playwright.

Oreses Utah Bean was born November 8, 1873 to George W. and Elizabeth Baum Bean in Provo, Utah. He attended BYU, where he was later an assistant professor. Orestes married Effie A. Sweeney Bond in 1915 and later Zoan Eddavene Houtz Bean in 1930. He split much of his adult life between New York City, Salt Lake City, and Hollywood. Orestes was a playwright most well-known for the drama “Corianton,” which debuted in Salt Lake City and then showed in New York City. Orestes also made scientific discoveries in the field of smokeless burners, nonasphyctous gas and removing gold from slag. He died of heart problems on January 18, 1937 in Hollywood, California.

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Find a Grave, via WWW, November 17, 2020 (Oreses Utah Bean; b. Nov. 8, 1873 to George W. and Elizabeth Baum Bean in Provo, UT; he attended BYU where he was later an assistant professor; m. Effie A. Sweeney Bond in 1915 and later Zoan Eddavene Houtz Bean in 1930; active in New York City, Salt Lake City, and Hollywood; was a playwright most well-known for “Corianton,” which debuted in Salt Lake City and then showed in New York City; made scientific discoveries in the field of smokeless burners, nonasphyctous gas and removing gold from slag; d. of heart problems on Jan. 18, 1937 in Hollywood, CA)

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Corianton broadsides

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 2027
Scope and Contents Includes broadside poster, window poster, and lithograph, publicizing "Corianton," a motion picture be based on a play by Orestes U. Bean, which in turn was based on, "Corianton: a Nephite Story," by B. H. Roberts. A serialized version of the story was published in the "Contributor" magazine in 1889. Corianton was a Book of Mormon figure.
Dates: approximately 1920