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    Timothy Leary Signed Letters and Documents. '60s guru Timothy Leary was introduced to readers of Playboy magazine in 1963, through a package of articles on hallucinogens. This began an uneasy relationship between Leary and the magazine that lasted for nearly a decade. Playboy often championed Leary and his causes, but eventually the magazine became disenchanted with the man, and discarded him. This large selection of letters and manuscripts by Leary, as well as Playboy interview material, includes the following: A typed letter (signed "Tim") to Murray Fisher, dated March 27, 1967. With it Leary enclosed three chapters of his memoirs for consideration by Playboy. It did not run because the material overlapped with with an interview from the previous year; carbon and typed manuscript (32 pages) of chapters 1, 2, and 15 of Leary's memoir, High Priest with corrections in Leary's hand; typed letter signed from Leary to Playboy editorial director A. C. Spectorsky. With that Leary forwarded a brochure on a lecture in psychedelics -- "As you probably know, all communication is tremendously intensified, complicated, energized during the LSD experience ... "; and an archive of materials relating to Leary's September 1966 interview with Playboy that includes two carbon typescripts of the interview; a lengthy carbon typed manuscript of the interview with taped inserts and editorial amendments throughout; a typescript of the introduction with editorial corrections; two lists of notes from the interview; various cut sections rejected from the interview; proof sheets; and galley sheets of the interview with editorial corrections. With COA from PSA/DNA. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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