A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 10, 2017
“There are only three ages for women in Hollywood - Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy”

American actress Goldie Hawn said as the character “Elise” in the film The First Wives Club (1996):

“There are only three ages for women in Hollywood—Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.”

Diving Miss Daisy (1989) was an Academy Award-winning film; the title character of “Miss Daisy” was an elderly woman who required a driver. A 2008 book stated, “The same could be said of women in general—we’re young hot things, moms, or old ladies. That’s all we got.”


Wikipedia: The First Wives Club
The First Wives Club is a 1996 American comedy film, based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. Narrated by Diane Keaton, it stars Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler as three divorced women who seek revenge on their ex-husbands who left them for younger women. Stephen Collins, Victor Garber and Dan Hedaya co-star as the husbands, and Sarah Jessica Parker, Marcia Gay Harden and Elizabeth Berkley as their lovers, with Maggie Smith, Bronson Pinchot and Stockard Channing also starring. Scott Rudin produced and Hugh Wilson directed; the film was distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The film became a surprise box-office hit following its North American release, eventually grossing $181,490,000 worldwide, mostly from its domestic run, despite receiving mixed reviews. It developed a cult following particularly among middle-aged women, and the actresses’ highest-grossing project of the decade helped revitalize their careers in film and television
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Screenplay by Robert Harling
Based on The novel by Olivia Goldsmith

Wikipedia: Driving Miss Daily
Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry’s play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd. Freeman reprised his role from the Original Off-Broadway production. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.

At the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990, Driving Miss Daisy received nine nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Makeup, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
The First Wives Club (1996)
Quotes

Elise: There are only three ages for women in Hollywood - Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.

New York (NY) Times
FILM;A Sisterhood On Camera and Off
By JILL GERSTON MARCH 24, 1996
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“There are only three ages for women in Hollywood,” Ms. Hawn’s character, Elise, bemoans to her plastic surgeon while begging him to puff up her lips with collagen. “Babe. District Attorney. And ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ “

So who cares that the actresses are no longer babes?

Google Books
Time
Volume 148, Issues 11-20
1996
Pg. 18:
“There are only three ages for women in Hollywood— Babe, District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy,” declares Goldie Hawn, who with her collagen-inflated lips is trying to stay in the first phase.

Google Books
He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know
By Jessica Valenti
Berkeley, CA: Seal Press
2008
Pg. 71:
I think Goldie Hawn’s quote in the 1996 movie The First Wives Club says it best: “There are only three ages for women in Hollywood—babe, district attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.” The same could be said of women in general—we’re young hot things, moms, or old ladies. That’s all we got.

Google Books
The 2,320 Funniest Quotes:
The Most Hilarious Quips and One-Liners from AllGreatQuotes.com

Compiled by Tom Corr
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2011
Pg. 7:
There are only three ages for women in Hollywood—Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.
Goldie Hawn, in The First Wives Club

YouTube
First Wives - Goldie Hawn - Lips
Ethan Preston
Published on Sep 2, 2013
Goldie’s take on women in Hollywood by age : babe, district attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy… I do not own this clip, all rights reserved by copyright owner, I am reposting for our enjoyment

Philly.com
Debra Winger talks about her new movie, ‘The Lovers,’ and how leaving Hollywood was the best thing to happen to her life and career
Updated: MAY 11, 2017 — 2:36 PM EDT
by Gary Thompson, MOVIE CRITIC
Somehow, Debra Winger hadn’t heard the old joke about the three ages for women in Hollywood – babe, district attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.

When I ran it by her, I heard the familiar Winger laugh.

“I think I skipped district attorney,” she cracked. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • Permalink