Together 2 pages, 4to and oblong 4to, one on private memo paper, with carbon and photocopied correspondence and internal memos from Playboy. Regarding potential contributions to Playboy. -- CRICHTON, Michael (b.1942). Three typed letters signed ("J. Michael Crichton") to Murray Fisher, Boston, Nice, Greece, 1965-1966. Together 3 pages, 4to, with carbon responses from Playboy. Crichton proposes an interviewing Isaac Asimov for Playboy and other projects. -- DELILLO, Don (b.1936). One typed letter signed ("Don DeLillo") to Geoffrey Norman, New York, 1973. 1 page, 8vo, with one carbon letter written by Norman to DeLillo. Norman suggests that DeLillo write a sports piece for Playboy and DeLillo refuses. -- GARDNER, Erle Stanley (1889-1970). One typed letter signed ("Erle Stanley Gardner") to A.C. Spectorsky, Temecula, California, 1961. 1 page, 4to, on private stationery. Gardner writes that he's too busy to contribute a story to Playboy. -- KNOWLES, John (b.1926). Two typed letters signed ("John" and "John Knowles") and one autograph letter signed ("John Knowles"), to Robie Macauley, Southampton, New York, 1971-1975. Together 3 pages, 4to, with carbon correspondence from Macauley and Emilie Jacobson, Knowles' literary agent and additional internal Playboy memos. Regarding pieces for Playboy and an invitation from Knowles for Macauley to attend a screening of the film version of A Separate Peace. -- NASH, Ogden (1902-1971). Two typed letters signed ("Ogden Nash") to A.C. Spectorsky, New York, 1961. Together 2 pages, 4to, with a carbon of a letter Nash sent to "Mr. Siegel" stapled. Discusses a misunderstanding about ribaldry and Christmas. -- ROTH, Philip (b.1933). Three typed letters signed ("Philip Roth") to A.C. Spectorsky, London, 1963. Together 2½ pages, 4to, and oblong 8vo, with carbon correspondence from Playboy, correspondence from Candida Donadio, Roth's literary agent and additional internal Playboy memos. Regarding Roth's story "An Actor's Life for Me" published in Playboy, January 1964. -- ROTH, Philip. "An Actor's Life for Me." 40-page typescript for the story that appeared in Playboy, January 1964, with a few editorial corrections. With a 42-page photocopied draft of the story, with numerous corrections in Roth's (?) hand in pencil and two 12-page galley proofs for the story, each with editorial corrections. -- SANDBURG, Carl (1878-1967). "Six New Poems and a Parable." 14-page photocopied draft of a collection of poems that appeared in Playboy, October 1960, with some editorial markings. Also included are three galley proof sheets of the poems. -- SINGER, Isaac B. (1904-1991). One autograph letter (not signed) to A.C. Spectorsky, New York, 1969. 1 page, 4to, on private stationery. A draft letter intended to be published in Playboy's "Letters to the Editor" in which Singer responds to Spectorsky's suggestion that he write his own obituary. -- URIS, Leon (1924-2003). One typed letter signed to Hugh Hefner, Aspen Colorado, 1966. Together 2 pages, 4to, on private stationery. Uris suggests some story ideas and mentions perhaps doing a story on Vietnam. (19) " /> [AUTHORS]. BURGESS, Anthony (1917-1993). Two typed letters signed ("Anthony Burgess") to David Butler, Rome, 1972-1973. <I>Together 2 pages, 4to and oblong 4to, one on private memo paper, with carbon and photocopied correspondence and internal memos from Playboy</I>. Regarding potential contributions to <I>Playboy</I>. -- CRICHTON, Michael (b.1942). Three typed letters signed ("J. Michael Crichton") to Murray Fisher, Boston, Nice, Greece, 1965-1966. <I>Together 3 pages, 4to, with carbon responses from Playboy</I>. Crichton proposes an interviewing Isaac Asimov for <I>Playboy</I> and other projects. -- DELILLO, Don (b.1936). One typed letter signed ("Don DeLillo") to Geoffrey Norman, New York, 1973. <I>1 page, 8vo, with one carbon letter written by Norman to DeLillo</I>. Norman suggests that DeLillo write a sports piece for <I>Playboy</I> and DeLillo refuses. -- GARDNER, Erle Stanley (1889-1970). One typed letter signed ("Erle Stanley Gardner") to A.C. Spectorsky, Temecula, California, 1961. <I>1 page, 4to, on private stationery</I>. Gardner writes that he's too busy to contribute a story to <I>Playboy</I>. -- KNOWLES, John (b.1926). Two typed letters signed ("John" and "John Knowles") and one autograph letter signed ("John Knowles"), to Robie Macauley, Southampton, New York, 1971-1975. <I>Together 3 pages, 4to, with carbon correspondence from Macauley and Emilie Jacobson, Knowles' literary agent and additional internal Playboy memos</I>. Regarding pieces for <I>Playboy</I> and an invitation from Knowles for Macauley to attend a screening of the film version of <I>A Separate Peace</I>. -- NASH, Ogden (1902-1971). Two typed letters signed ("Ogden Nash") to A.C. Spectorsky, New York, 1961. <I>Together 2 pages, 4to, with a carbon of a letter Nash sent to "Mr. Siegel" stapled</I>. Discusses a misunderstanding about ribaldry and Christmas. -- ROTH, Philip (b.1933). Three typed letters signed ("Philip Roth") to A.C. Spectorsky, London, 1963. <I>Together 2½ pages, 4to, and oblong 8vo, with carbon correspondence from Playboy, correspondence from Candida Donadio, Roth's literary agent and additional internal Playboy memos</I>. Regarding Roth's story "An Actor's Life for Me" published in <I>Playboy</I>, January 1964. -- ROTH, Philip. "An Actor's Life for Me." 40-page typescript for the story that appeared in <I>Playboy</I>, January 1964, with a few editorial corrections. With a 42-page photocopied draft of the story, with numerous corrections in Roth's (?) hand in pencil and two 12-page galley proofs for the story, each with editorial corrections. -- SANDBURG, Carl (1878-1967). "Six New Poems and a Parable." 14-page photocopied draft of a collection of poems that appeared in <I>Playboy</I>, October 1960, with some editorial markings. Also included are three galley proof sheets of the poems. -- SINGER, Isaac B. (1904-1991). One autograph letter (not signed) to A.C. Spectorsky, New York, 1969. <I>1 page, 4to, on private stationery</I>. A draft letter intended to be published in <I>Playboy</I>'s "Letters to the Editor" in which Singer responds to Spectorsky's suggestion that he write his own obituary. -- URIS, Leon (1924-2003). One typed letter signed to Hugh Hefner, Aspen Colorado, 1966. <I>Together 2 pages, 4to, on private stationery</I>. Uris suggests some story ideas and mentions perhaps doing a story on Vietnam. (19) | Christie's