Hollywood Turns Kid for a Day but There's a Serious Reason—to Fight Childnapping

updated 08/01/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/01/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The street on 20th Century-Fox's backlot in L.A. seemed like kidstuff—balloons, roving clowns, ice cream, popcorn—but the purpose was all grown-up. The party and premiere of Jaws 3-D raised some $50,000 to benefit Find the Children, an antikidnapping and missing children organization. "It's so unfair that the government cares more about recovering cars than a human life," said Brooke Shields, 18. "They cannot enter a child's statistics into a computer, but they will a car." Added comedian Howie (St. Elsewhere) Mandel, 26, "This isn't a Hollywood fantasy. We can make a difference so that children will be safer in this world."

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