`Citizen Kane` helmer Orson Welles` memorabilia up for grabs
New York:Personal belongings of Orson Welles, who directed 1941`s ` Citizen Kane`, including his camera, scripts and photos from the set of the classic film, are due to be auctioned.
The youngest daughter of the actor-writer, Beatrice Welles, found the memorabilia in 2013 and decided to sell off the items because she believes her father would have liked film buffs to have open access to them instead of sending them to a museum, reportedly.
Beatrice said that her father just did not believe in schooling or in academic things and museums kind of have that connotation.
More than 70 items, including a 1950`s era 16 millimeter film camera from Orson`s collection, will go under the hammer at Heritage Auctions in New York City.
Margaret Barrett, from the auction house, said that she expects all the lots to fetch decent bids.