10/27/1986 at 01:00 AM EST
Top guns Paul Newman and Tom Cruise
were leaders of the celebrity pack that cued up at Manhattan's Ziegfeld Theatre for the premiere of The Color of Money, the sequel to Newman's 1961 movie The Hustler. Afterward the VIPs hustled downtown to the Palladium for toy-chip gambling and dancing beneath hundreds of giant billiard-ball balloons.
Farley Granger escorted Shelley Winters.
Designer Halston had a ball with celeb deb Cornelia Guest.
Papa John Lithgow brought along his son Ian, 14, who looked distracted.
Joanne Woodward only had eyes for her at-home leading man, hubby Newman.
Money's Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio got cheeky with her date, Joël Derouin.
Jennifer Beals caught a paparazzi flash.
Beaming actress girlfriend Mimi Rogers held the cool hand of Cruise.