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Lost Forever, Everett Ruess motion picture, 2000
- Orr, Diane
- Lost Forever, Everett Ruess motion picture
- 2000 (inclusive)20002000
- 1 VHS videocassestte
- Collection Number
- The film Lost Forever, Everett Ruess is a docu-drama by Utah filmmaker and photographer Diane Orr that loosley interprets the story of Ruess, a Los Angeles artist who hitchhiked to Arizona in 1931 where he wandered into the desert alone and ultimately disappeared. His fate remains unknown.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Diane Orr is a documentary filmmaker and photographer whose films have explored subjects including Iadho's 1961 SL-1 nuclear reactor accident, the 1976 Teton Dam disaster and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Several of Orr's films document the culture and history of the American West and the issues facing Native Americans. Her photography highlights Western landscapes and rock art (pictographs and petroglyphs).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Lost Forever, Everett Ruess motion picture is a docu-drama that loosley interprets the story of Ruess, a Los Angeles artist who hitchhiked to Arizona in 1931 where he wandered into the desert alone and ultimately disappeared. His fate remains unknown.
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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Lost Forever, Everett Ruess
Everett Ruess was a young artist from Los Angeles who, in 1931, hitchhiked to Arizona where he wandered into the dessert alone and ultimately disappeared. This movie presents an artistic interpretation of the life of Everett Ruess through his journal entries, newspaper clippings, letters to and from loved ones, and live interviews with the people he met along his journey.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Mysteries and conspiracies
- West (U.S.)--History--20th century
- Ruess, Everett, b. 1914
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images