Another of my favorite tv show hosts, when I was a kid in the '60s, was Soupy Sales. I remember when he had a night show from Hollywood, I think on ABC, Channel 7, around 1960, and then when he moved to New York, it was a daytime (afternoon) show on WNEW, Channel 5. The latter was about 1964-65.
I wrote him (actually it was probably my Mom who did the writing) for an autographed picture when he was on ABC, and he sent me this postcard photo with a "stamped" signature:
I missed him when his show went off ABC, but was happy when he moved to NY. I always enjoyed his antics and jokes. Even my parents would watch as their time allowed.
I wrote him and told him how much I liked his show, and he replied with this letter on his cool photographic stationary. This is the autographed photo he enclosed. The yellow markings are tape stains, from when I had the photo on the wall in my room.
A few years ago, I met Soupy at a Collectors Show in New Jersey. I bought his joke book, and my friend Peter took this picture of Soupy and me.