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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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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