There's a really interesting new piece on the Brooklynology BPL site. It's about Sidney Franklin, who was born in Brooklyn (South Slope's Jackson Place), and went on became a successful bullfighter, who worked in Mexico & Europe, and was much admired by Hemingway.
"Franklin is brave with a cold, serene intelligent valor....he is one of the most skillful, graceful, and slow manipulators of the cape fighting today. ....He kills easily and well. He is a better, more scientific, more intelligent and more finished matador than all but about six of the full matadors in Spain today...."
Franklin's autobiography, Bullfighter from Brooklyn, came out in 1952.