Strike that. It's beloved by many, but not "officially" historic. Why?
Two years later, voila! A huge, ugly monstrosity going up across the street from Felix, as photographed today:
Anyhow, I've always wanted to photograph good ole Felix, but never took time to pull over and just do it. The way the wrecking ball is swinging around town recently, I decided I better hop to it. Righty-oh!
So while I was on a research run to USC today, I got my snaps. A lot of them. Samples below. See all 110 archived on my Flickr site.
Felix and his little bag of tricks has gone through various animated incarnations over the years. This is the version I grew up with and love the most, circa 1959, courtesy of Autochromex: