Hardeen inherits his brother's secrets
Hardeen inherits his brother's secrets Houdini's will makes possible the continuance of Houdini's master mysteries. Hardeen used testamentary language in an effort to position himself as Houdini's heir in magic. His role, however, was to remain "Brother of Houdini." Often credited with having been the first to realize the dramatic potential of doing a straitjacket escape in full view of an audience, Hardeen, nevertheless, was not the creative, evolving, ego-driven force represented by his sibling.