Orson Welles' youngest daughter is offloading a treasure trove of her father's film memorabilia at an upcoming auction.

Beatrice Welles uncovered boxes full of the legendary director's personal items last year (13) and now she plans to give fans the chance to own pieces like a Bell & Howell camera, a script with alternative endings for 1942's The Magnificent Ambersons, and photos from the set of Citizen Kane, for themselves.

Defending her decision to sell off the souvenirs instead of donate them to a museum, she tells 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.'"

More than 70 items have been handed over to bosses at America's Heritage Auctions, who will sell the goods on 26 April (14).

Welles died in 1985.