Orson Welles’ Memorabilia To Be Sold At an Auction

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The youngest of Orson Welles ’daughters, Beatrice Welles, is currently gathering and organizing her father’s treasures to eventually sell them at an upcoming auction.

She uncovered many boxes of her father’s belongings and director’s personal items in 2013, and her plan is to give his fans the chance to get their hands on them. Among his things, there is a Bell & Howell camera, a script with alternative endings for famous 1942’s The Magnificent Ambersons, and photos from the set of Citizen Kane.

She wants to give them the chance to own some of his personal things. In her own defense and reasoning the call to sell them instead of donate them to a museum, she told the Associated Press,

“It’s about the last thing he would’ve wanted.” “He just did not believe in schooling, he did not believe in academic things. And museums kind of have that connotation and I thought, ‘No, this is not right for him.’”

There are more than 70 items to be handed over to executives at America’s Heritage Auctions, who will eventually sell them on April 26th.

Orson died in 1985.

In order to pay our tributes to this great man once again, we have chosen one of his famous quotes to suit the occasion,

“Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?”

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