Madonna and Steven Meisel are not only long-time collaborators, they’re close friends. So when a letter written by Madonna to Meisel in 1991 — from the set of “A League Of Their Own”, no less — hits the web, you know it’s going to be good.
In the letter, which is handwritten on a yellow pad, Madonna complains about Chicago, actresses, the dearth of attractive men, and the fact that learning how to play baseball means she “has a tan…[is] dirty all day… [and] hardly ever wears makeup.”
The best part, however, might be the closing lines, in which Madonna tells Meisel that she’d “love to do this book thing” — which presumably refers to their infamous coffee table collaboration, “Sex,” which came out in November of 1992.
A full transcript is below:
For some reason I thought you were angry with me – because I finked out as a judge at the “Love Ball”? Because I’m still nice to Herb Ritts?? Because my hair is the wrong color? I hope you will forgive me for all of the above. Because I cannot suffer any more than I have in the past month learning how to play baseball with a bunch of girls (yuk) in Chicago (double yuk) I have a tan, I am dirty all day and I hardly ever wear make-up. Penny Marshall is Lavern – Geena Davis is a Barbie doll and when God decided where the beautiful men were going to live in the world, he did not choose Chicago. I have made a few friends but they are athletes, not actresses. I hate actresses, they have nothing on the house of extravaganza. I wish I could come to N.Y and visit. Are you having a good Summer? Saw the piece in the N.Y Times Magazine. Great!! – I would love to do this book thing with you so lets talk soon.
THANKS ALOT STEVEN!!