Jack and Mary (who as Mary Naylor had a remarkable career of her own as a variety performer) live in the Orlando area and are incredibly supportive of performers in the area.
There is a DVD of an interview Jack did with John Ekin about his life and work available at http://jackkodell.com
-- early versions included a short talk Mary did on performance craft for magicians which is invaluable.
I do know, if anyone has any leads on the Cat prop -- Jack is very interested in finding out what happened to it. He doesn't know where it ended up and would very much appreciate the info.