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Elvis Aron Presley, The King of Rock and Roll, is the single most popular entertainment icon in the world. With new recordings still being released on a regular basis, as well as Elvis references and music appearing in some of Hollywood's biggest films, it is evident that the Elvis phenomenon will go on indefinitely. A new generation has embraced his music, re-mixed it, and made it their own. People of all ages are drawn to his Graceland home, longing to get a peek inside the man behind the image, by seeing the clothes he wore and the items he owned. It is for this reason that we have decided to share our life's work in this private collection of historical artifacts. We have scoured the globe over the course of several decades in order to be able to present this rare collection. It's relevant significance to pop culture history qualifies this collection as genuine National Treasure. THE KING'S RANSOM ...an up-close and personal exhibit of 100% authentic Elvis -owned artifacts. This impressive exhibit is one of the largest privately owned collections of actual Elvis treasure outside Graceland. Display pieces include: THE LAST CAR ELVIS EVER PURCHASED: 1977 LINCOLN MARK V STAGE WORN COSTUME ITEMS FILM WORN WARDROBE RING'S, NECKLACES AND OTHER JEWELRY ITEMS WORN BY THE KING, INCLUDING THE MASSIVE "ELVIS ON TOUR" RING THAT WAS WORN DURING THE FILMING OF HIS 1972 DOCUMENTARY. ELABORATE PERSONAL WARDROBE GUNS, BADGES, AND A VARIETY OF ELVIS' LAW ENFORCEMENT ITEMS PERSONAL ITEMS FROM HIS GRACELAND HOME, INCLUDING THE BIBLE THAT WAS ON HIS NIGHTSTAND WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. ...AND MANY MORE ITEMS ENCOMPASSING ELVIS' LIFE AND CAREER FROM THE 50'S TO THE 70'S The collection is complemented by rare private photos and home movies of Elvis throughout his life and career.. The goal of THE KING'S RANSOM is to preserve and document Elvis history and present it in an entertaining format that everyone around the world can enjoy.

Happy Birthday, Elvis! Forever a shining star!
01/09/2019

Happy Birthday, Elvis! Forever a shining star!

Elvis heads to Cuba for the first time!! Join us in this land of enchantment as we make history!
09/04/2018

Elvis heads to Cuba for the first time!!
Join us in this land of enchantment as we make history!

The Kings Ransom would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of D.J. Fontana. Rest in eternal peace.
06/14/2018

The Kings Ransom would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of D.J. Fontana. Rest in eternal peace.

Our deepest condolences to Mary Tyler Moore's family.
01/25/2017

Our deepest condolences to Mary Tyler Moore's family.

Happy 82nd Birthday Elvis!  Thank you for your gift of music and forever inspiring our lives.
01/08/2017

Happy 82nd Birthday Elvis! Thank you for your gift of music and forever inspiring our lives.

Our sincerest condolences to the Esposito family. R.I.P Joe.
11/24/2016

Our sincerest condolences to the Esposito family. R.I.P Joe.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Ali family. He was truly the greatest!
06/04/2016

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Ali family. He was truly the greatest!

Elvis: The Exhibition has closed in Vegas. Certainly for Elvis' legacy we are sad to see it go. We are however very prou...
02/28/2016
Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition (CLOSED) Las Vegas Nevada - Vegas Attractions | Vegas.com

Elvis: The Exhibition has closed in Vegas. Certainly for Elvis' legacy we are sad to see it go. We are however very proud that the Kings Ransom Museum called the Westgate/LVH home for over a year prior to this exhibit, seen by over 3/4 of a million people. We were the first to bring Elvis back to Vegas; it was truly out of the love for this man that we brought him back to where he reigned for so long. TCB forever...

The 28,000 square-foot Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition at the Westgate Las Vegas has CLOSED. See Vegas.com for other attractions in Vegas.

02/03/2016

Today is Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Today in
Elvis Presley History

1957 - "The New York Times" ran a story entitled "Presley Records a Craze in Soviet Union." The article was about bootleg records being made in the Soviet Union since Elvis records were not legally available.

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Can't Help Falling In Love" hit #2 in the U.S.

1973 - Elvis Presley's single "Separate Ways" hit #20 in the U.S.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/entertainment/music/million-dollar-quartet-television-series-to-shoot-in-memphis-2acf422...
02/03/2016
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ television series to shoot in Memphis

http://www.commercialappeal.com/entertainment/music/million-dollar-quartet-television-series-to-shoot-in-memphis-2acf422e-319c-0484-e053-0100007f1011-367428131.html?d=mobile

Viacom's Nashville-based CMT network is expected to formally announce tomorrow the filming of an eight-episode television adaptation of "Million Dollar Quartet," the Broadway musical about Memphis' Sun Records. According to sources familiar with the project, the production will be based in…

Lisa Marie Presley: Singer-Songwriter Celebrates 48th Birthday on Feb. 1.Presley was born Feb. 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn...
02/01/2016

Lisa Marie Presley: Singer-Songwriter Celebrates 48th Birthday on Feb. 1.
Presley was born Feb. 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. The daughter of Elvis Presley, she is known for releasing several records, including "To Whom It May Concern," which was certified gold.

http://kwbe.com/abc_classicr/elvis-presleys-first-1-hit-heartbreak-hotel-was-released-60-years-ago-today-abcid35595186/
01/27/2016
Elvis Presley’s First #1 Hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," Was Released 60 Years Ago Today

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Today, January 27, marks the 60th anniversary of the release of “Heartbreak Hotel,” which became Elvis Presley’s first #1 hit on the Billboard pop singles chart. The song was among the first tracks Presley recorded for RCA Records after the label purchased his contract from Sun Records. “Heartbreak…

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Dan Haggerty. Mr. Haggerty passed away at the age of 74 of cancer. Here ...
01/15/2016

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Dan Haggerty. Mr. Haggerty passed away at the age of 74 of cancer. Here he is pictured in the movie "Girl Happy".

Happy 81st Birthday Elvis!!
01/08/2016

Happy 81st Birthday Elvis!!

On December 3rd, 1968, Elvis mesmerized the world in the now famous, "68 Comeback Special". Hard to believe that the sho...
12/04/2015

On December 3rd, 1968, Elvis mesmerized the world in the now famous, "68 Comeback Special". Hard to believe that the show aired 47 years ago....he is truly timeless.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Yvonne Craig. Yvonne starred in "It Happened at the World's Fair" and "K...
08/20/2015

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Yvonne Craig. Yvonne starred in "It Happened at the World's Fair" and "Kissin Cousins" with Elvis.

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08/17/2015

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08/16/2015
If You Came Back From Heaven - Elvis Presley Tribute

Thank you for all the joy you brought us and continue to bring us 38 years later! Forever the "Man"!

In honor of Elvis' 35th Anniversary a special tribute was paid to him during the Lake George Elvis Festival 2012. Vocals by Nereida Howe, Background vocals b...

07/13/2015

Update: TKR is working on a new location. As soon as we have all of the details we will let you know. Thank you for your continued support.

The Kings Ransom wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the King family. Heaven just gained another Angel.
05/16/2015

The Kings Ransom wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the King family. Heaven just gained another Angel.

05/14/2015

Today in
Elvis Presley History

1966 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Frankie and Johnny" hit #11 in the U.K.

1983 - The Elvis Presley single "Baby I Don't Care" hit #61 in the U.K.

Thanks to Westgate Resorts (former Las Vegas International / Hilton Hotel)For hosting The King's Ransom Museum: Personal...
02/05/2015
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino - The Premier Las Vegas Hotel

Thanks to Westgate Resorts (former Las Vegas International / Hilton Hotel)
For hosting The King's Ransom Museum: Personal Treasures of Elvis Presley, and publicly recognizing our museum in their initial press release last summer - 2014. (See below)


We are proud to not only have a portion of our museum on display throughout this historic location, but to have one of our several stage costumes on display directly in front of the showroom entrance where Elvis wore that very costume in concert over 40 years ago, in 1974. As Elvis fans ourselves first and foremost, we are just as thrilled as the tens of thousands of people who have seen our museum each week at Elvis's Las Vegas home.

Since we have been at the former Hilton, The King's Ransom has been featured on local and world news, including Geraldo Rivera, Fox News, and The History Channel, who filmed a segment with us on the same stage Elvis performed over 800 concerts.

It has been an honor to have been the first ever museum of authentic Elvis artifacts to grace the very spot where Elvis made history, and ruled Las Vegas in 1969-1976.

Before The King's Ransom, a single stage costume was on display decades earlier. The costume was a personal loan from Elvis’s father, Vernon Presley. It was draped from a hanger in the hotel lobby behind glass panels. Unbeknownst to the Hilton or many fans that viewed it in the early 1980's, the jumpsuit that was on display was the actual suit worn on stage for Elvis’s famous "Aloha From Hawaii" performance. Graceland was unaware that the most famous of all of Elvis’s stage costumes was hanging for years in storage at the Hilton, after it was removed years earlier from display in the grand foyer. Elvis had a very similar, (but not exact copy) of the same suit that was on display in Graceland from its opening to the public in 1982, up until the early 2000's. As Elvis artifact authenticators we were aware of this fact for years. The archives at Graceland were notified, and they quickly rescued the costume from storage at the Hilton and put it on display at Graceland where fans can now view the actual "Aloha" jumpsuit.

Speaking of "Aloha from Hawaii", The King's Ransom Museum is pleased to announce that among the countless artifacts in our archives, we are the proud owners of the ORIGINAL calf-length Aloha cape made by I.C. Costumes for Elvis for his world-famous satellite performance. This magnificent $225,000.00 artifact was on display at Elvis's Graceland home for many years, starting with the first day they first opened their doors. It can be seen on the very first "Elvis Presley's Graceland" video at the end as Priscilla Presley tells of the cape and its history.

As with all other stops on our world tour, our engagement at the Hilton is drawing to a close. It was against all recommendations from agents and promoters that we bring our museum to an older casino located off the strip, and not in walking distance to the new mega-resorts that have taken over Las Vegas in recent years. It may not be the biggest, most modern, high-tech place in Vegas, but as sincerely true fans, we recognized the historical significance, and realized our own personal dream of an extended engagement with our Elvis museum at the same place where Elvis himself made music history. Our own personal slice of that iconic history is now cemented in time with Elvis at the Hilton.

We are currently preparing our new location for The King's Ransom, as we travel the world, sharing the wonderful world of Elvis to people from around the globe.

Stay tuned for more exciting news soon!


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Property displays Elvis Presley memorabilia for the public to view
July 29, 2014 Back to articles OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
LAS VEGAS - July 29, 2014 - On Saturday, August 16, 2014, Elvis fans across the world will be celebrating the memory of "The King," Elvis Presley, on the 37th anniversary of his death. At the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, where he performed 837 consecutive sold-out shows, is a collection of authentic Elvis Presley memorabilia for guests to visit and admire including clothing, jewelry, costumes and the last car he owned.
Presley performed thousands of shows at the Westgate property, originally The International Hotel, later the Las Vegas Hilton and most recently the LVH- Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, after it first opened in 1969. Throughout his epic seven-year stint, more people saw Presley perform at the property than anywhere else in the world.
While at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Presley fans can view the many artifacts on display throughout the property from The King's Ransom Museum*. The current list of artifacts includes:
- The Last Car Elvis Presley Purchased - 1976 Lincoln Mark IV
- Elvis Presley's 1973 Aloha from Hawaii Full Stage Cape
- "E.P." Coveralls from 1972 documentary Elvis On Tour
- 1954 Elvis' earliest known concert poster
- Elvis Presley's 1953 Martin 00-21 Stage Guitar
- Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis Leather Jacket
- Elvis Presley's two-piece "Indian Suit"
- Elvis Presley Show Tour Trunk
- Elvis In Concert Tour member's jacket
- Elvis Presley's custom paisley stage costume shirt
- Elvis Presley's "On Tour" gold Nautic prescription sunglasses
- Elvis Presley's personal trademark "EP" Aviator prescription sunglasses
- Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii squash blossom necklace
- Elvis Presley's 14kt gold star ruby & diamond ring
- Elvis Presley's custom-made two-piece Indian suit
- Elvis Presley's mermaid stage costume
- Elvis Presley's personal Walther PPK Semi-Automatic Pistol
- Elvis Presley's emerald tourmaline and diamond cross necklace
- Elvis Presley's zodiac stage belt
- James Burton's (Presley's favorite guitar player) personal Fender Malibu Studio Guitar
The property also houses the legendary 5,000-square-foot penthouse "Elvis suite" located on the 30th floor. Fans are welcome to pay tribute to Presley at the life-size bronze statue located in the Westgate lobby.
For more information or to book accommodations at the new Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.westgatelasvegasresort.com
*Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. - The King's Ransom Museum is not affiliated with Elvis Presley Enterprises in any way.
ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world's largest race and sports SuperBook®. The Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ's Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil's Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more. The property boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by "Raiding the Rock Vault" in the main theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on towww.westgatelasvegasresort.com.

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01/27/2015

Today in Elvis Presley History:

1971 - Elvis Presley began a month-long, 57-show season at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

12/24/2014

The Kings Ransom would like to wish everyone a joyous Holiday and a very Happy New Year!!!!

12/02/2014

The Kings Ransom was very excited to be featured on Geraldo Rivera's Elvis' 80th Birthday tribute on Fox News. The exhibit which is currently at the Westgate Resort (former Hilton) can be seen throughout the show.

11/26/2014

The Kings Ransom would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

11/02/2014

Thank you to all for helping us reach over 1000 likes!!!!

Tune into H2 on October 18th at 10pm to see The Kings Ransom Elvis Presley Museum on 10 Things You Don't Know About........
10/06/2014
10 Things You Don't Know About - Episodes, Video & Schedule - HISTORY.com

Tune into H2 on October 18th at 10pm to see The Kings Ransom Elvis Presley Museum on 10 Things You Don't Know About..... (Check your local listing)

Check out the new H2 series '10 Things You Don't Know About', and find out more about the show that explores provocative facts about history's most fascinating individuals. Find out more at History.com.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
08/15/2014

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Help us remember The King! In honor of the anniversary of his death this Saturday, we invite all #Elvis fans to pay tribute and view our collection of authentic Elvis Presley memorabilia, including the last car he ever purchased: http://bit.ly/1kwMC3I

The History Channel video shoot of Bud Glass, co-owner of The Kings Ransom Museum inside Elvis Presley's  showroom at th...
08/08/2014

The History Channel video shoot of Bud Glass, co-owner of The Kings Ransom Museum inside Elvis Presley's showroom at the former Las Vegas Hilton (the new Westgate Resort) - August 6, 2014, the special will air in October. Stay tuned!

07/09/2014

Russ Howe of the Kings Ransom will be flying out to Vegas today for the Las Vegas Elvis Festival! Please stop by and enjoy many of the Elvis artifacts throughout the Westgate Resorts (formerly LVH).

37 years ago today....Remembering Elvis Presley's last concert held at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN on Ju...
06/26/2014

37 years ago today....Remembering Elvis Presley's last concert held at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN on June 26, 1977 for a crowd of 18,000. ...less than 2 months later the King would leave us forever....
The setlist was as follows:

Also Spake Zarathustra (opening)
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It's Now or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Release Me
I Can't Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
(band introductions)
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Johnny B. Goode
(solos by band members Larrie Londin: drums, Jerry Scheff: bass, Tony Brown: piano)
I Really Don't Want To Know
(solo by the backing Joe Guercio Orchestra)
Hurt
Hound Dog
(Elvis introduces various people from the stage)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

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