OK. Back from vacation. And there is just nothing littering the streets but stars. . . . Next week, a blockbuster Entertainment Committee gets announced as part of the effort of No on 64-Stop La-Rouche. Limited to 25 big names, the committee nevertheless covers a multitude of bases, giving new meaning to the word bipartisan. Included are stars like Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Matthew Broderick, Sally Field, Elizabeth Taylor, Goldie Hawn, Gregory Peck, Quincy Jones, Gene Kelly and Barbra Streisand. Also industry biggies like movie executive Barbara Corday, producer Barry Krost, songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman and directors Sydney Pollack and Martin Ritt. The committee will mobilize the entertainment industry for No on 64, the initiative that the opposition said will quarantine people with AIDS. . . . Those 500 folks on the mailing list of the Hollywood Women's Coalition this week get a personalized cassette greeting from Streisand, inviting them, at $5,000-a-couple, to her canyon ranch near Malibu on Sept. 6. They'll get dinner, a sunset and an in-person concert from the usually shy singer. It's a fund-raiser for Democratic senatorial candidates--including Sen. Alan Cranston, Colorado's Rep. Tim Wirth, South Dakota's Tom Daschle and Pennsylvania's Rep. Bob Edgar. The ranch only sits 400--but, add it up, that's a $1-million evening. Insiders credit Marilyn Bergman for bringing Streisand back into the political circuit.
"LET ME CALL-- . . . you sweetheart." As in the song. And as in the heart-shaped invite that plays the song. Yes, really, plays the song. It's the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Rose Marie and Danny Thomas. But instead of just a party, their kids--Marlo, Terre and Tony, "together with the Children of St. Jude"--have invited their friends to a $500-a-table fund-raiser Aug. 30 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. At the Century Plaza. For two sweethearts.
STRATEGY SWITCH--That's what it looks like for 1984 Democratic presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson. He's busy in D.C. meeting with veteran campaign and community organizers. Barbara Shailor, now with the Machinists Union but a veteran of the Mondale, Kennedy and Harris presidential campaigns, said Jackson was signing on talent that was not part of the '84 effort. Among those advancing his cause, she said, are Carter Administration Assistant Secretary of Labor Ernest Green, Roger Wilkins, former Democratic National Committee staffers Yolanda Carraway and Mike Brown.
LIFE AFTER POLITICS--Or between. Robert D. Squier, the Washington-based political media consultant, is indeed the same Robert D. Squier nominated for an Emmy this week for directing "Herman Melville--Damned in Paradise." And they say these political types couldn't get a real job.
AWARDS, ETC.--Shirley MacLaine will be on hand--or is it feet--to accept the '86 Ms. Wonderful Award from the Thalians Oct. 11. Another Broadway hoofer, Rita Moreno, will pick up the Business and Professional Assn.'s Humanitarian Award on Oct. 25.