to promote the film via the largest area newspaper.
IMO, Patterson was promoting an already-processed and already-viewed film, which had been shot at least a week before. DeAtley had seen it and knew it was ok. That is why Gimlin and Patterson were in the area for 2 weeks:awaiting the processing and viewing by DeAtley.
They shot the "money sequence" early in their stay and mailed it to DeAtley. In a week or so, DeAtley told them by phone that it was good, and that Patterson should start "beating the drums," calling people near and far, acting all breathless like he had just shot it.
A Yakima Washington man and his Indian tracking aide come out of the wilds of northern Humboldt county yesterday to breathlessly report that they had seen and taken motion pictures of "a giant hominoid creature."
In colloquial words they have seen Bigfoot!"
Posted on Feb 7, 2010, 11:59 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199