Letters of Note got their hands on a letter written by Madonna to her good friend Steven Meisel in 1991. (Weird, he’s my good friend, who I also write letters to). In it, she says that she hates actresses and baseball and Chicago. No mention of Tom Hanks. She also does NOT mention that the film she is shooting, A League of Their Own, is only THE GREATEST WOMENS BASEBALL FILM OF OUR GENERATION. I will know the EXACT point when I get too famous because it will be when I do not savour EVERY SINGLE SECOND spent on the set of A League Of Their Own. Anyway. Here is the letter.
As an amateur handwriting enthusiast, I can tell that she is a master of reinvention. Also a master of not mentioning Rosie O’Donnell. I thought they were friends in real life? Huh. Or Maybe O’Donnell was not Meisel-worthy. A transcript of letter is after the jump. And, of course, the greatest song ever written for a film, which, fun fact, if you start singing it in public, people will automatically join in. Much like if you sing “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and people clap.
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!!
And more importantly:
Wait, doesn’t Betty Spaghetti’s get news that her husband died right after this? So sad.