09/29/1998 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Magician David Copperfield, 43, is officially a Living Legend. How official? The U.S. Library of Congress says so. On Monday, the library is honoring Copperfield, who has something in common with the institution: both have large stashes of memorabilia belonging to another magic legend. "They have half of Harry Houdini's original library," Copperfield tells The Washington Post. "I've got the other half -- 80,000 different things." He keeps his collection in "a secret location" near his Las Vegas home. As for his break-up -- after six years -- with Claudia Schiffer, Copperfield tells The Post that his love life today is "pretty good." He's dating another model, Ambre Frisque, from Belgium, and he thinks that getting married and having children is not out of the question.