* No Ordinary Extra Note: Director Sidney Lumet is looking for 5,000 beardless extras for a scene in his next movie "The Book of Daniel," based on E. L. Doctorow's novel about the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The scene (set in 1954, hence Lumet's request, "Please, no beards should apply"), will be filmed in New York Sept. 27, and all the extras' salaries for the day will be donated to cystic fibrosis research. Lumet's cast includes Timothy Hutton, Ed Asner, Amanda Plummer and Mandy Patinkin. (Call (212) 986-8783 if you're interested.)
* E.T., Etc. Note: A stellar team is set to produce the latest in the invasion of extraterrestrial products: a children's record on the story of E.T. Pop star Michael Jackson will narrate, with production and arrangements by Quincy Jones. The LP will include a new song by Jones and Rod Temperton, who have co-written several of Jackson's biggest solo hits.
* Broadway Beat Notes: Gene Kelly will direct Richard Harris in a musical version of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir." Harris will play the ghost, natch... Master magician Doug Henning will put his top hat (or maybe a peaked cap) back on for "Merlin," scheduled to open in December. Henning's choreographed illusions made Broadway magic in "The Magic Show" a few years back.
* That Was No Woman Note: The London Times rejected an ad for the new Hollywood Hobo restaurant recently. The restaurant was looking for waitresses who resemble Marilyn Monroe, with "Wiggly Walk Essential." The Times, according to The Hollywood Reporter, nixed the ad because the jobs weren't open to both sexes.
* Sibling Revelry Note: Margaux Hemingway, the statuesque model/actress, will be back on celluloid for the first time since "Lipstick" (1976), when she plays the jungle queen in the third, futuristic remake of "She," based on H. Ryder Haggard's novel. Filming begins this month in Rome. Margaux hasn't been heard from much since her fledgling acting career was eclipsed by little sister Mariel's successes in "Manhattan" and "Personal Best." The last remake of "She," in 1965, starred Ursula Andress.