This is an old-fashioned street tomcat who understood the meaning of freedom. He would come and go at will, disappear for months on end, reliably doing exactly as he pleased. He was old in the 1950’s. By 1969, when this photograph was taken, he had cheated death so many times that death decided to go elsewhere for business. These days Tuff Catt is in his mid-60’s, emerging out of the shadows of old Hollywood from time to time to check up on things.