It’s Free Roscoe Friday

For this week’s Free Roscoe Friday offering, we’re sharing the first half of Coney island, a film starring Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton.

We love old footage of Coney Island and we’re crazy about Buster, so this is one of our favorites among the extant examples of Arbuckle’s work.

It’s interesting to see Keaton’s early cinematic performances; he’s not yet the stoic onscreen figure he would soon become.

Remember that we’re marking the 125th anniversary of Roscoe’s birth by giving away three copies of The Forgotten Films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. It’s a four-disc DVD set that features 32 restored comedy classics, one of which is, as you may have guessed, “Coney Island” (you may rest assured it looks better on the DVD than in the YouTube clip shared above).

And you can enter for your chance to win in a myriad of ways (and on a daily basis). Follow the link to your left to enter; retweet one of our “Free Roscoe” tweets on Twitter. Like and/or share one of our “Free Roscoe” posts on Facebook. Like or reblog one of our Arbuckle-themed posts on Tumblr. Heck, you can even share a Free Roscoe post on Google+, if you like.

You’ve got till March 31st to load up on entries and improve your chances to be one of the lucky winners, so make the most of it!

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