Yes, there's writing in Playboy, too. Some of America's biggest and brightest have had their say in letters, commentary and articles tucked between the explicit photos and illustrations of this gentleman's magazine. Thankfully, for archivists and collectors, most of Playboy's best writing was done before the computer age, when editors kept boxes of hand-written notes and original typed manuscripts. On sale alongside the sexy snapshots and paintings are signed documents from some of America's top pundits, politicians and poets. Here is a sample of what's being offered: 1959: Jack Kerouac's typed manuscript for the article Before The Road, with 205 handwritten additions and revisions. Estimated value US$20,000-30,000. 1962: Eleven letters from Norman Mailer. US$1,000-$1,500. 1964: Galley proofs of an interview with Vladimir Nabokov, plus the original 46-page manuscript and three letters, signed and with handwritten notes. US$3,000-$4,000. 1964: Galley proofs of an interview with Salvador Dali, signed. US$800-$1,200. 1964: Fourteen letters from Isaac Asimov. US$2,000-$3,000. 1964-1971: Uncorrected galley proofs of interviews with directors such as Federico Fellini, Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman, many with initials and handwritten corrections. US$2,000-$3,000. 1964-1967: The manuscript of Martin Luther King Jr's Comment on John F. Kennedy, signed. US$3,500-$5,500. 1965: Two letters from Kurt Vonnegut, signed. US$1,500-$2,000. 1965-1975: Letters from Hunter S. Thompson about his Hell's Angels reportage and The Great Shark Hunt, signed. US$4,000-$6,000. 1966: A letter from Woody Allen, signed. US$1,000-$1,500. 1967: An archive of materials for interview with Fidel Castro, including a 'heavily amended' manuscript, with three black and white photos. US$2,500-$3,500. 1971: The first copy of the first edition hardback of Henry Miller's My Life And Times, with an inscription to Hugh Hefner. US$4,000-$6,000. 1983: The manuscript of Stephen King's The Word Processor with hand-written corrections. US$2,000-$3,000.