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Daughter of Orson Welles puts filmmaker's camera, 'Kane' photos on auction block

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    This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the 1950's era 16 millimeter film camera used by Orson Welles to shoot a 1962 documentary and home movies which is one of the items consigned by his daughter Beatrice Welles to be offered by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

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    This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows two dozen pages from the classic 1941 Orson Welles film, "Citizen Kane," consigned by his daughter, Beatrice Welles, which will be offered by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

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    This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows two scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings about the nationwide panic from Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" which are among the Welle's items consigned by his daughter, Beatrice, that will be offered by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions) Photo credit:

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    The 1950's era 16 millimeter film camera used by Orson Welles to shoot a 1962 documentary and home movies is one of the items consigned by his daughter Beatrice Welles to be offered by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

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    This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows Orson Welles' personal copy of a souvenir program from his classic 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which is among the legendary actor, director and scriptwriter's items consigned by his daughter, Beatrice Welles, that will be offered by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

The youngest daughter of director and writer Orson Welles is giving film buffs a chance to own some of his personal possessions, and that's just how he would want it.

Beatrice Welles says her father wouldn't have wanted his things behind museum glass.

She is instead handing more than 70 items over to an auction house, which will put them up for bidding April 26.

Beatrice Welles opened boxes and trunks that had been sitting in her Sedona, Ariz., home last year and found dozens of relics tied to some of the filmmaker's best known movies.

Among the treasures — a camera, a typewriter, film scripts, letters and photos from the set of "Citizen Kane."

Welles, best known for films including "Citizen Kane" and "The Magnificent Ambersons," died in 1985.

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