GOOD MORNING: Barbra Streisand sings again. Monday night at Sony Studios, Barbra, backed by a symphony orch, recorded “Some Day My Prince Will Come.” It’s for Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s DVD edition of the 1937 Disney classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” To date, more than 25 million copies of the evergreen have been sold on VHS and laserdisc. Now, with Streisand on the DVD — and a list of Disney stars adding to the interstitials — Disney is aggressively determined to make “Snow White” even better. Overseeing the Streisand recording was Disney senior VP Jay Landers, who was Barbra’s A&R man before joining the Mouse House. As on the DVD of “Fantasia 2000,” celebs will appear to review the decades since “Snow White” bowed. Tuesday Fess Parker was at Disney discussing his participation in the ’50s seg. Others slated to contribute include Angela Lansbury, Dean Jones and, of course, Roy Disney. When “Snow White” premiered at L.A.’s Carthay Circle in December 1937, Variety reviewer John C. Flinn Sr. wrote: “There never has been anything in the theater quite like Walt Disney’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ seven reels of animated cartoon in Technicolor, unfolding an absorbingly interesting and at times thrilling entertainment. It is an inspired and inspiring work.” And one that obviously also inspired Barbra Streisand … Another blast from the past: After 12 successful years on NBC, CBS and the Lifetime Channel, “Unsolved Mysteries” starring Robert Stack returns again. The original 208 shows will be re-edited into five more years of shows for Lifetime, with Stack starring in new openings, closings and edits. The ever-busy and versatile Stack just completed playing the “alien hunter” in “That Ugly Martian” cartoon series. That’s really showbiz.
IT’S A GO-AHEAD FOR ‘TRAFFIC’ in D.C. While the Oscar-nominated pic passed the $100 million mark at the box office, it also got a running start for the Senate committee hearing to fund $900 million for a drug research and prevention program. Committee chairman Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) cited Michael Douglas’ drug czar remarks in the pic when he said, “How can we fight a war on drugs if the enemy are — Americans!?” Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) appeared in a D.C. cocktail party scene with Douglas in the pic, but initially objected to the violence in the pic. However, he now says the film helped persuade him to support the $900 million program and to co-chair the committee with Leahy. Laura Bickford, who produced “Traffic” with Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, says the filmmakers were “thrilled” and “grateful” to “Nightline” for this week’s five shows inspired by “Traffic.” “It is beyond our wildest dreams,” she said … The further international impact of the pic and its message (via entertainment, natch) is word from the TV Tokyo network’s “Time Warp, USA,” which is producing a special program to show “why the movie caused American people to reconsider the real drug issue and to inform the Japanese audience, who are not familiar with the U.S. culture.” … A tuxedo’d “Oscar Angel” — 6 feet tall with a 4-foot, 5-inch wingspread — is going up on a ledge at the Shrine to look down at the arrivals on the red carpet. It’s part of the Academy’s sponsorship of L.A.’s “A Community of Angels” project for charity. The angels will be auctioned May 17 at the Music Center. Whoopi Goldberg commissioned an angel to be placed at Two Rodeo; Billy Dee Williams is designing an angel to go on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
CAMRYN MANHEIM, WHO WELCOMED SON Milo March 6, returns to work on “The Practice” today. Young Milo joins the day care center at the Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, where David E. Kelley’s troupers Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”) and Kelli Williams (“The Practice”) also work with their infants alongside … The children and women of Afghanistan are the subjects of Thursday’s auction of a generous art collection from Gigi Guggenheim Danziger. It’s part of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan, chaired by Mavis (Mrs. Jay) Leno. On hand will be the Lenos, Julia Ormond, Shiva Rose, etc. While the Taliban continue to deprive women of their rights — including basic schooling — Mavis says their organization continues to smuggle materials — and food — into the country. “The big challenge is how to get it in, but not in the hands of the Taliban,” she admits. It is a living horror for women over there … Jane (Mrs. Michael) Eisner, Sherry Lansing and Marcia Gay Harden were among co-chairs who headed Tuesday night’s launch at L.A’s Indochine of the AmFAR and Bulgari AIDS red ribbon campaign. The new Bulgari-designed red ribbon pin was launched to be worn by nominees, presenters and industry officials at the Oscars. Elizabeth Taylor and Sharon Stone are honorary chairs of the event … Everybody wants to get into the act: Ben & Jerry’s intros its new flavor Oscar night, “Concessions Obsession,” and plans to hand it out to the waiting fans, the waiting limo drivers and the waiting paparazzi. There’s no biz like — … Patricia Hearst happily reported to me that her “Secrets of San Simeon” more than doubled all previous Travel Channel ratings … We at Variety are saddened by the death of Tom Pryor. He was my vigilant editor at Daily Variety for a quarter of a century. We laughed together at many — and were angered by as many others — but he treated them all equally and fairly.