Tommy O’Connor was the King of the Christmas Parade of 1957. He went on to a measure of success in the movies. He was the third cowboy from the right in an Elvis Presley movie. He was a second dead soldier in a foxhole in a Lee Marvin movie. He was a portly orangutan in a Charlton Heston film. Eventually Tommy worked his way home and opened a used car lot where he spent his days spinning yarns and dropping names.