Dorothy Young, Houdini's assistant, on: Houdini the scholar
Houdini was a very intelligent man. He was self-educated. He left one of the largest collection of magic books that he wrote, to Congress, in the Library. And he was a brilliant man. You know, sometimes self-educated people can even be better than (although I come from a college family) a lot of people. And he, to me, was just an outstanding, brilliant, low-key man.