It's arguably the most photographed larger than life-size piece of statuary in LA, especially if you count the webcam focused on this spot from this website.
Wrapped up now, pedestal and all, while the immediate area is being repaved, the figure under the cover looks like a creature rising from a horror-movie swamp. And for gridiron rivals of this particular institution of higher learning, it is no doubt similarly repellant. Not to mention true art lovers, who are likely to avert their eyes.
Never mind, visitors from around the world practically line up to have their photo taken with it. As you can see below on a recent day.
Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.
Coming up: William Holden, Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)