Years before Mitchum had landed in Hollywood, another young man had come to Tinseltown from Ohio.
How do you strike a balance between the “real world” and Tinseltown?
Despite the minor theatrics, he's a very down-to-earth guy—a far cry from some of those self-serious filmmakers in Tinseltown.
Inferior; petty; tinhorn: tinpot Napoleons/ individual liberty from coercive tin-pot bigots
[1838+; apparently in part fr the image of a ludicrous military figure wearing a grandiose tin helmet, a sort of tin soldier]