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From volume 1, issue #34, dated Feb 7th, 1943

Columbia Pictures at Hollywood announced that entomologists have been hired to conduct a nationwide search for a photogenic caterpillar. When the bug hunters finally locate the right caterpillar, a New York flea trainer will teach it to dance. The lucky bug will be co-starred with Rita Hayworth in "My Client Curly."

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Yank Archive curator's comments:

The film was released in 1944 under the title "Once Upon a Time", minus Rita Hayworth (Janet Blair instead). They never managed to teach the caterpillar to dance. Here is the IMBD entry.

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