Past & Curious: McCain Dies, Gladiator Movie Lives & More

Present stories with a connection to the past ...

Joey, do you like gladiator movies? (Image via video still)

POSEIDON'S UNDERWORLD: An in-depth, screen-cap-happy remembrance of a gladiator movie called Caesar Against the Pirates (1962).

McCain was a burr under the saddle of President Trump. (GIF via GIPHY)

NYT: Sen. John S. McCain (R-Arizona) died this weekend at 81.

Solid-gold Elvis (GIF via GIPHY)

PEOPLE: Elvis Presley's '60s Delta mobile home is up for auction — and yes, it has a gold bathtub.

"Like a Virgin" helped establish Madonna as the Queen of Pop. (GIF via GIPHY)

NPR: Everything you ever wanted to know about Madonna's (b. 1958) #1 hit "Like a Virgin" but were afraid to ask.

She was the Queen of Soul — fur real! (GIF via GIPHY)

EW: Amazing unseen Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) photos.

She loved men! (Image via video still)

WORLD OF WONDER: Revisiting an Eartha Kitt (1927-2008) performance of "I Love Men" from 35 years ago.

Ed King, September 14, 1949—August 22, 2018 (Image via video still)

DO YOU REMEMBER?: Ex-Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies @ 68.

EXTRATV: Tim Conway, 84, is reportedly suffering from dementia and is "almost completely unresponsive." Celebs, including Cher (b. 1946), have sent love via social media.

BOY CULTURE: Your chance to win a copy of the recent movie Book Club.

It's got four of the best actresses of all time ... (Image via June)

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