12, 2009 - "Happy Easter" + DVD Easteregg on "Elvis
- Paternity Suit"
04, 2009 - "Elvis - Dixieland Delight" - A Memorial
Day Weekend with the King
Elvis: Dixieland Delight
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
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.
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
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
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
the raw / unedited shot by George
20, 2009 - DVD "Elvis: Behind The Image 2" now
Cover of the 2009 Edition
Behind The Image 2 DVD
When Bud Glass started his first DVD project in
2002, he had a vision of a new DVD & book series
that was different from anything else that had been
released before. Bud Glass Productions joined forces
with Praytome Publishing and released the book Elvis-
Behind The Image Vol. 1 that goes along
with the DVD.
the book & DVD became best-sellers among the
Elvis fans worldwide, the producers continued their
search for new interview partners who could provide
an inside view to the private side of the humanity
of Elvis Presley; and, of course, the search for
new Super8 material went on as well.
2004, the DVD Elvis
Behind The Image 2 Welcome To His
World saw the light of day. For the very
first time, Cynthia Pepper, who was Elvis
co-star in his MGM motion picture Kissin
Cousins, was interviewed for this project.
Ed Hill and Ed Enoch of the famous gospel group
J.D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet talk
about their personal memories of Elvis; and, being
musicians themselves, they provide an even more
interesting perspective of Elvis the musician
Super8 footage on this 2nd volume of Elvis
Behind The Image is one of the best
Super8 clips you will ever see. Click
here to see the Trailer for the DVD "Elvis:
Behind The Image 2"
footage itself consists of close up shots
in amazing quality.
Elvis live on stage in:
TX - November 12, 1971
TX November 13, 1971
Angeles, CA May 1974
Vegas, NV September 1974
With the latest laser technologies, the material
has been transferred to achieve the best possible
quality and preserve the legacy of Elvis for future
generations. People were amazed and fans freaked
out about the fantastic material. Some of them even
thought that the material originated from 16mm reels
because of the great quality.
DVD was a success worldwide; and the producers were
very proud when the interviews on the DVD were used
as a source to squelch rumours: e.g. when a fan
on a message board posted that Elvis was totally
disinterested in doing recordings during Jungle
Room Session, other fans replied to him that
he should watch Behind The Image 2 where
Ed Enoch and Ed Hill both talk in-depth about Elvis
great mood at that time.
Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing continued
releasing new projects like the DVD series Elvis
Adrenaline 70 and Elvis
Adrenaline 71 which represent the
first two volumes of a Las Vegas Anthology series
or the book projects
Elvis Born To Rock, Elvis
on Tour 75, Elvis
Paternity Suit uncovered or Elvis
Live at Del Webbs Sahara Tahoe Worlds
Best Kept Secret. Detailed information
about the products are available on this website.
Elvis - Behind The Image 2 was sold
out by the end of the year 2006. Since then, wholesalers,
fan-clubs and fans worldwide have been looking for
the DVD to include in their collections. With such
a huge demand for a sold out item and so many requests
for a reprint, Praytome Publishing decided to support
the fan base by providing a slightly modified version
of this well-known DVD release. There has been an
update in the famous trailer section on the DVD-Extra
chapter. Until now the trailers for Elvis
on Tour 75, Elvis
live at Del Webbs Sahara Tahoe and
Delight were available only on Youtube.com.
On this DVD release, you can experience them for
the first time in high quality. The DVD is available
world-wide again, the ISBN Number is: 978-3-00-020052-6
great to know that the fans know the difference
between a self-made, computer-burned disc and a
collectable, factory-pressed release. Because of
the huge demand for Behind The Image 2
this DVD is now re-released. Wed like to point
out that the loyal fans who already bought the first
edition do not necessarily need to buy this re-release.
you for all your support. With your support and
feedback, Bud Glass Productions and Praytome Publishing
are able to continue bringing you new unreleased
material of Elvis Presley. Watch out for Dixieland
Delight A Memorial Day Weekend with Elvis
in Huntsville 75 to be released in 2009.
here to see the Trailer for the DVD "Elvis:
Behind The Image 2"
01, 2009 - Teaser-Trailer "Dixieland Delight"
new (Elvis-) Year to all of you!
Let's start the new year with Elvis, all right?
Praytome Publishing proudly presents the teaser
trailer for the upcoming Bud Glass Productions'
project "Dixieland Delight - A Memorial Day
Weekend With The King".
During the research an unbelievable amount of pictures
and information surfaced. Of course, the Huntsville
shows - 5 performances in a row in a single venue,
that was even more than everybody expected and topped
the Madison Square Garden record with 4 shows in
This Huntsville event was even so spectacular that
the TV station's reporter team shoot pro-footage
to cover this moment. The producers of "Dixieland
Delight" not only only traced down the reporter
but also the complete footage. But have yourself
a look at the trailer, there is so much to discover
that the previously announced book / DVD release
can not represent the event in its entirety. Therefor
you can expect something that is really different
from anything you have ever seen before...
20, 2008 - Trailer "World's Best Kept Secret"
- just in time for the Christmas Holidays we have
a special gift for you. Oh no, wait - to be exact,
there are two gifts in all.
Praytome Publishing proudly presents the Trailer
for "Elvis live at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe
- World's Best Kept Secret" by author Sue McCasland
and collector Joseph A. Krein.
When in 2003 the first Elvis book trailer (Elvis
- Behind The Image) ever was released we at
Praytome Publishing didn't have a single clue that
from then on, the Elvisworld would expect with every
new release an accompanying trailer. We even receive
emails in case the product is released but the trailer
is not available.. how cool is that ?
yes.. we told you about a 2nd gift... what is it ? Do
you really want to know ? Well, it is:
Dixieland Delight - A Memorial Day Weekend with the
More than 2 years ago when we announced this project
in our "Elvis
Presley - Paternity Suit" release. Since then
the complete project changed, changed, changed because
we obtained more and more material for this production.
Author Bud Glass came up with a special idea of presenting
this unique event in a very special way. It will be
something very uncommon and different from any other
product that Praytome Publishing has released in the
past. Being released in 2009 we will celebrate this
special project starting
JANUARY 01, 2009 - MIDNIGHT
By then, the Teaser-Trailer will give you an idea of
what this is all about. Start the new year 2009 with
Elvis - Dixieland Delight. So be sure to check out this
21, 2008 - Coming up next: A new project
Greg Retkowski, head of Praytome Publishing (left),
shakes hands with Charles Stone (right).
Photo top right: Charles Stone on stage with Elvis
men - one handshake
We are more than happy to tell the fans world-wide
that Charles Stone has now chosen Praytome Publishing
as a partner for his upcoming Elvis-project. Stone,
who has never given an inside view into his part
in the Elvis phenomenon, will now share his memories
about his work as the tour producer for Elvis Presley
in the 1970's.
13, 2008 - Advertisement "Elvis live at Del Webb's
Graceland No. 182
official fanmagazine of the German Elvis Presley
society has an avertisement for Sue McCasland's
/ Joseph A. Krein's "Elvis
live at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe" book.
Members of the fanclub will receive a special
treatment. Instead of 39,00 EUR they only have
to pay 32,00 EUR for the book.
you are interested in a membership please visit
the official website for more information about
the club: www.epg-ev.de
The Media" is the section where you will
find more reviews of Praytome Publishing products,
taken from magazines of the Elvis fanclubs worldwide.
click here, to go to the section.