Vintage Newsreel Footage of Stuntman John Ciampa A.K.A. "The Brooklyn Tarzan" Circa 1942

Practicing parkour long before it was called as such, Brooklyn-based stuntman John Ciampa — better known as The Brooklyn Tarzan — wowed crowds climbing buildings and structures with little effort.

20 year-old climber John Ciampa climbs up a building while a group of school children watch from the street / Ciampa climbs the building again with a schoolboy on his back / Ciampa quickly climbs up and down a tree with ease for a group of people on the streets of New York.

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