Paul Newman knows how to travel. First there was a special screening of The Glass Menagerie(the third major film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ drama), directed by Newman and starring his wife, Joanne Woodward, Karen Allen, James Naughton and John Malkovich. After the screening Newman arrived at a benefit dinner for the Actors Studio in a bus. Fellow passengers: his wife and his auto-racing buddies. Celebrities among the 250 Newman devotees already gathered at Sam’s, Mariel Hemingway’s Manhattan café: Patti Lu-Pone, Sargent Shriver and his wife, Eunice, and their daughter Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, Sally Jessy Raphaël, Polly Bergen and Elizabeth Ray, who as a typist (or not-quite-typist) for Ohio Congressman Wayne Hays gained notoriety in the mid-’70s. There were toasts for Newman, though some critics had mixed feelings about the picture (the New York Times said it “catches more of the drama’s closeness and its narrowness than its fire”). Newman, an Actors Studio alumnus, chose to eat with racing crony Mario Andretti. Clearly both director and leading lady had a fine time: They left the party after 1 a.m., slightly ahead of the busboys.