Not to mention a full constellation of Hollywood's most luminous, such as Jack Nicholson, Richard Gere and Courteney Cox Arquette, who provided celestial seasoning to game booths like Rubber Ducky Dash and Ping-Pong Pop. The event, cosponsored by the Milken Family Foundation and PEOPLE, raised $1.8 million from the 1,500 guests who paid $1,000 to $2,500 a ticket to stroll the grounds of media mogul Ken Roberts's Brentwood estate and sup on Sicilian subs and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
"You find a very positive vibe here," said Claire Danes, getting her Polaroid snapped with fans at the Car Wash booth. So did Téa Leoni. Pitching Nerf footballs with new hubby David Duchovny, she said, "I can't think of a better thing to do on a free Sunday afternoon."
Paul Michael Glaser, Elizabeth's widower, attended with new wife Tracy, who is expecting their first child in October. "This is about hope," the actor-director said, referring to both the baby and the bash. Brett Lykins, a 17-year-old from Atlanta who was born with AIDS, agreed. "I'm starting to think a whole lot more about living with AIDS than dying from it," he said. "I'll see you all next year."