The King's Ransom Museum

The King's Ransom has a grand opening at the Imperial Palace

Bud Glass is known for his book & DVD series "Elvis - Behind The Image" as well as author of several other projects like "Elvis - Adrenaline", "Elvis - Born To Rock" or the upcoming "Dixieland Delight" Multimedia Box set.

Russ Howe is known for his huge collection of candid photos on Elvis, some of them can be seen on his website:

Bud Glass and Russ Howe have also a vast collection of items that belonged once to Elvis Presley. These items along with additional material from the collection of other Elvis-collectors are presented as "The King's Ransom Museum - Personal Treasures of Elvis Presley".

The museum toured not only the U.S. but was also on tour in major cities in Europe, e.g. in Berlin, Germany in August 2007.

On October 21, 2009 the museum will open its doors at the famous "Imperial Palace" Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Dixieland Delight

What is "Dixieland Delight" all about?

Last weekend the new Praytome Publishing book "My Years With Elvis & The Colonel" by author Charles Stone was presented to the Elvisworld. In the back of the book you find information and the very first illustration of the upcoming Multimedia Box Set "Dixieland Delight" by Bud Glass.

This set will soon become a true collector's item and will be manufactured in the well-known quality that Praytome Publishing is famous for. We spared no efforts to make this the definitive package to document the 5 sold out shows in Huntsville, AL in 1975. About 4 years ago, when author Bud Glass came up with the idea for a book / dvd combo about these shows, nobody knew at that time that so much information and pictures would show up. So there was only one way to do it right - to expand the book into a great Multimedia Box Set. It's been a lot of work since then and the closer we get to the day of its release, the more excited the team members of Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing get. As announced previously, the box set consists of 4 different releases and will be released in 4 different steps.

You have to come back to the official website to check for the announcement of the final release date for this set.

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The latest FTD release - a 2-CD Set titled "Dixieland Delight" is out now! This is the first collectors’ item for the upcoming multimedia-box set in cooperation with Bud Glass Productions & Praytome Publishing.

Dixieland Delight

The latest FTD release - a 2-CD Set titled "Dixieland Delight" is out now! This is the first collectors’ item for the upcoming multimedia-box set in cooperation with Bud Glass Productions & Praytome Publishing.

FTD release "Dixieland Delight" now available

On May 18, 2009 the latest “Follow That Dream" release - a 2-CD set titled 'Dixieland Delight' - has seen the light of day and is available now at your local Elvis dealer. For the first time ever, Elvis' official record label is supporting and cooperating with another company, which is well-known for delivering high-quality Elvis products. Because of this cooperation, the team of Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing feels very honored.

The cooperation takes place in different areas of the product. The main topic for both the FTD-release and the Multimedia-Box set concerns the five consecutive performances of Elvis in Huntsville , AL , in 1975. On May 15th, the official press release by Praytome Publishing announced the concept of the box set, and details were revealed about the content. One of the highlights will be an extraordinary three-hour documentary with more than twenty interviewees - all of them original eyewitnesses to the shows. Also, dozens of high quality photos, as well as memorabilia and ticket stubs will be presented in a special hardcover book. Wait! There is more to discover in that box set....

To give the fans nowadays an idea of what the shows were like, the best idea is to provide them audio recordings of the performances. 'Follow That Dream', also known as FTD, liked the idea to dignify these special shows with an extra release. Soon after, the decision was made to release two shows from the Huntsville gigs (Matinee Show May 31, 1975 + Matinee Show June 1, 1975). Because the producers wanted to use all the space on the CD’s, the remaining free space was filled up with additional bonus songs from the other Huntsville shows.

When you have seen the design of the FTD package, you will quickly notice that the cooperation is clearly evident. FTD not only decided to adapt "Dixieland Delight" as the title – an original Bud Glass concept from the very beginning design for the book cover; but FTD also adapted the front cover shot of the "Dixieland Delight" book, a great shot taken by George Hill during the Matinee Show of May 31, 1975.

It's worth mentioning that this is the very first five-inch FTD release that comes with an exclusive eight-page booklet. All of the photos, tickets and memorabilia items you will find in the booklet were provided by Bud Glass Productions / Praytome Publishing. The detailed liner notes were written by Bud Glass, the author of “Dixieland Delight” and previous releases like Elvis – “Behind The Image” and “Elvis - Born To Rock”.

The package for the FTD release is really something special - not only because of the fresh artwork and classy design, but also for being a 2-CD set with an exclusive eight-page booklet. By creating this very special product, FTD producers, Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon, have set the tone that the five consecutive performances of Elvis Presley in Huntsville deserve very special treatment.

A special note on the inlay reads:

"In cooperation with Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing for their up-coming multi-media box set: DIXIELAND DELIGHT"

As the official press release states, there will be a special placeholder where you can put your FTD release inside of the Multimedia box. That is the right place to be for the FTD!

Do not hesitate any longer! Ask your local dealer for the new FTD release, so that you will have the first collectible item - the "Dixieland Delight" 2CD Set - for the upcoming Multimedia box by Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing.

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Scan from the inlay of the FTD release

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The new FTD - 2CD Set "Dixieland Delight" in front of the mysterious Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland Delight" by Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing

Dixieland Delight

The new FTD - 2CD Set "Dixieland Delight" in front of the mysterious Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland Delight" by Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing

Details of the Multimedia-Box-Set "Dixieland Delight"

Ernst Jørgensen confirmed that the latest 'Follow That Dream' (FTD) - release called "Dixieland Delight" is ready to be shipped.

So wholesalers and customers can expect to have their copies in the next week while the original release date was scheduled for May 18, 2009.

The FTD-Newsletter mentioned that this 2CD set is released as a joint venture and goes along with the Multimedia-Box-Set by Bud Glass and Praytome Publishing.

This is something that has never done before. We got many requests and received dozens of questions what this Multimedia-Box-Set is all about. Because of the historical importance in the history of the Elvis concerts during the 1970 this five show stand will be presented in a never before done way:

With so many information about the shows and hundreds of different photos that cover the performances, it would not have been fair to squeeze the existing material into a single book with 144 pages. So the production crew came up with the idea of a package that absolutely deserves the expression of “a true collector’s item”:

This Multimedia-Box-Set consists of the following:

  • two great full colour, hardcover books
  • two special 45’s vinyl with never before heard audio
  • a DVD documentary with a running time of more than 3 hours
  • a total of 20 different interview partners and eye-witnesses to this extraordinary event
  • special guest appearances of Sheila Ryan, Donnie Sumner, Charles Stone and others
  • Bonus Audio Disc with never before released material
  • Bonus DVD Disc with unedited footage and extra material
  • Special Memorabilia slide-in module including
  • poster
  • calendar
  • tour paperwork
  • newspaper article reprints
  • collection of buttons that were sold during the Elvis concerts with Huntsville images on display
  • reproduction of the parking ticket
  • reproduction of backstage pass
  • reproduction of the tickets to the 5 individual Huntsville performances
  • a total of 5 unique photos – one from each show being a high quality reprint directly from the negative
  • a placeholder where you can place the 2 CD “Follow That Dream” (FTD) release of “Dixieland Delight”
  • a special plate that identifies the numbered box set of this limited edition release

This box set will be released in a special limited & numbered edition and will be split into 4 separate releases. More information will follow soon …

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"Elvis - Dixieland Delight" - A Memorial Day Weekend with the King

After some of our publications had been released, some questions concerning the pictures we used arose. We are very happy to answer these questions and clear them up.

Everyone who knows our products, knows about our high standards of quality and professionalism. Of course, this applies particularly to the copyright of pictures we use in our productions to insure continued exclusive access to images or material; therefore, we can not use any material without the permission and clearance of the copyright owner.We do understand that people might say to themselves when seeing one of “our” pictures, “I know this pictures but it is not from xxx it is from yyy.”

For example, we want to explain why such questions come up from time to time and why they are completely unjustified. We are using two exclusive pictures, which surfaced during our research for our latest project "Dixieland Delight.”

Dixieland Delight

These images seem to capture the same moment and to be photographed from the same angle. There seems to be no doubt about that. What is not clear is whether the pictures were taken by the same person. Often times, there are only minute differences between different images that can only be seen with a close inspection of each image.

In our example, we have a Beverly Mickle shot and a shot by George Hill. These pictures have been made by two different individuals. The fact that they stood almost next to each other when they took the pictures showed very little difference in the pictures. We see in the image of Beverly Mickle (left) only half of the face of the plush mouse, while in the image of George Hill (right) we see the entire figure.

In this case, we received the images directly from the photographer. During our research, we also work with photo collectors in order to find images to match a certain project. We are happy when we find find a picture to match a particular anecdote, but clarifying the copyright or tracking down the original photographer brings us to another important point with which we must deal.

Whenever possible, we try to work directly from original negatives. In many cases, when someone would meet Elvis, he or she would take many pictures of the event; therefore, a whole set of photos of that particular event exists. A good example of this is Sandi Miller, whose unforgettable photos were used in the book series "Elvis - Behind The Image" by Bud Glass. As Sandi waited for Elvis at Graceland - usually with several of her friends - many photos were taken by her and her friends. These photos were taken virtually at the same moment from the same location.To provide all our readers with an example of just how important this issue is to all of us at Praytome Publishing, let it be known that we contacted Sandi's friends to obtain their okay for using their pictures as well. Due to the previous high-quality work done by Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing, many photographers have given their material and permission to use that material in our publications.. The names of these photographers are listed in the "credits" section of each individual project.

This is one of many reasons why our work and publications differ from that of other publishers.

For our latest project, "Dixieland Delight," we spent several years in the research and preparation of it. This included the screening of hundreds of pictures and countless other materials which were thought not even to exist or to still exist. It will be presented to the Elvis Fans Worldwide for the first time. It is the first project of its kind about Elvis' concert series in Huntsville and what the mere announcement of Elvis' concerts caused there.

For us, the clarification of the copyright is the of highest priority - and that applies for each element which is used in our projects. This fair and professional behavior ensures that we will be having cooperation with Elvis' closest friends, confidants and companions.

the raw unedited shot by Beverly Mickle

the raw unedited shot by Beverly Mickle

the raw unedited shot by George Hill

the raw unedited shot by George Hill

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