Trading On Diana's Name

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TWO months since the tragic car crash in Paris, but Diana mania rages on. One tribute to the princess made history last week: Elton John's "Candle in the Wind '97" became the biggest-selling single ever, with 81.8 million CDs shipped worldwide in just 88 days. The previous recordholder? Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," with sales of 30 million since 1942. Also last week, Harper's Bazaar published a tribute to Diana with stunning photos by Patrick Demarchelier. For devotees who want to remember her in three dimensions, the Franklin Mint is offering a collectible porcelain doll wearing the sequin-covered "Elvis dress" it bought at Christie's auction in June. The frock fetched $151,000; the doll costs $195.