Dorothy Young, Houdini's assistant, on: Bess after his death
I saw her for lunch and dinner, and she visited me down in Palm Beach. And she really had a very difficult time, because he had protected her all the way through their life, in every phase: financially, spiritually, every way. He was her life. And so when he passed on, it was very difficult because so many people, men, tried to take advantage of her. And it was very difficult time for her.