Star Tracks

updated 12/05/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/05/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

High-spirited Beverly Hills, 90210 costars Jennie Garth and Jason Priestley tested their avocational wings recently. Garth (above) helped Jasper Shen and 1,000 L.A. schoolchildren create a chalk mural to kick off the $100,000 Almond Angel Award, a national contest encouraging kids to come up with ideas on how to improve the world. Priestley (below) took driving lessons from Indy 500 champ Danny Sullivan for an upcoming segment on ESPN's Action Zone.

Norma Desmond is still big (it's the pictures that got small), resuscitated by Glenn Close, who toasted Sunset Boulevard's triumphant opening night on Broadway (and record-breaking $37 million in ticket sales) with (from left) its composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and costars Alan Campbell and George Hearn.

Elizabeth Taylor, still smarting from a hip replacement in March, and her biggest supporter, Larry Fortensky, caned in peace to a lunch honoring Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin given by David Geffen at Morton's in L.A.

Ivana Trump got Lucky—as in Vanous—when the future Mrs. Riccardo Mazzucchelli dished with the Diet Coke he-man during Cooks for Kids II, a New York City fund-raiser benefiting children with AIDS and HIV

A cigar is just a cigar, but power-puff Christie Brinkley left a Groucho Marx look-alike breathless at the opening of Manhattan's Sony IMAX Theatre, which has an 8-story-high, 80-by-100-foot screen showing 3-D features.

Quiz Show's Robert Red-ford answered pesky "Where's Kathy?" questions by cozying up to his real-life love of four years, costume designer Kathy O'Rear, at the Manhattan premiere of Miracle on 34th Street.

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