As a builder and former illusion performer, I'm aware that a good stage manager/engineer is as important as an engaging entertainer. To that end, I was wondering if anyone is aware of any research or writings concerning Houdini's right hand man, Jim Collins.
There are books enough on Houdini to fill a shelf (or two) but there doesn't seem to be a lot on his staff. I know that's the way the big guy played it but I'm interested in finding out more about the other key players. Does anyone have any suggestions where to look?