Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dresses 1970

Shelley in a spread for Sears 1970 Spring Through Summer catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears 1970 Spring Through Summer catalog. In the spread featuring the latest dresses, she modeled the Jacket-Dress Caper and the Coatdress Craze. The former was a dress with a textured white cotton bodice and a plaid skirt. It came with a matching plaid jacket and a polka-dotted scarf/sash. The latter was an A-shaped coatdress with an off-beat widened collar and a lapel criss-cross to off-center closing. And in both dresses, Shelley looked smashing.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Out and About in '85

Shelley, out and about in '85
with future husband director Harry Winer

A Really Pretty Dress

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as in many spreads throughout Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972. In the spread under "Fashion Focus 7" called "Make A Really Pretty Dress", she modeled Simplicity Pattern 5074, a two piece dress in two lengths for knits. The spread encouraged young women to experiment with fashion and break fashion rules - like wearing a dress that's like a sweater and a skirt. And Shelley looked sensational in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Horror Thriller

Shelley with Jill Schoelen and Terry O'Quinn in The Stepfather, 1987

Shelley starred in the horror thriller The Stepfather in 1987. The movie was a moderate success when it was initially released; but it has since gained a cult following due to its unique plot, its pacing and the superb performances of its main cast (Shelley, Jill Schoelen and Terry O'Quinn). Shelley was cast by the film's director Joseph Ruben who was impressed by her work in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy. She didn't have to audition for the role, because Ruben thought she was easy on the eyes and had a naturalness that was perfect for the role. And Shelley received glowing reviews for her performance in this cult classic. The film is currently out on DVD.

The Last Slumber Party
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Currently out on DVD as well is The Last Slumber Party, another horror thriller released a year after The Stepfather; but, unfortunately, it is not in the same league. In fact, this low budget horror flick wasn't actually scary. Probably the most interesting thing about the film was the dialogue uttered (at around 43 minutes into the film) by one of the characters that went, "Who’d you think it was, Shelley Hack?" The Shelley Hack reference came out of nowhere and just didn't have anything to do with the film at all. Well, reference or not, the movie could actually be quite entertaining if it's not taken too seriously. Some consider it "the best bad movie ever made" as well as a camp classic. Check out RiffTrax's review of the film at:

The Last Slumber Party
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Holiday Pantdressing

Shelley in a spread for Montgomery Ward Christmas 1976 catalog

Shelley appeared in the pages of Montgomery Ward Christmas 1976 catalog. In the spread called "Holiday Pantdressing, Just Made For Happy Times", she modeled a Novelty Shirt-On-Shirt Look Collar pantsset. It was made up of a long-sleeved button-front jacket, a matching pair of pants and a sleeveless scoop-neck pullover in a print that matched the the collar of the jacket. Footwear and a shoulder bag in matching finishes completed her look. And Shelley looked ready for the holidays ahead.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Love Boat Angels

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and guest star Bert Convy
on the set of the Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels"

Shelley's debut on Charlie's Angels was via the episode "Love Boat Angels". It was a crossover episode with the cast of The Love Boat making cameos on the show. It was partly filmed in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and had Bert Convy, Bo Hopkins and Dick Sargent as special guests. It topped the Nielsen ratings when it was first aired in September 12, 1979 - making everyone conclude that Angels was in for another great season.

Charlie's Angels The Complete Series DVD

Charlie's Angels The Complete Series is being re-released on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment this coming September. The new box design is a 20-disc set that will contain all the episodes from the original series including "Love Boat Angels" - as well as the entire cast namely:

Kate Jackson as Sabrina Blaylock Duncan
Farrah Fawcett (then Majors) as Jill Munroe
Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett
Cheryl Ladd as Kristine Munroe
Shelley Hack as Tiffany Welles
Tanya Roberts as Julie Rogers
David Doyle as John Bosley
John Forsythe as the voice of Charles "Charlie" Townsend
David Ogden Stiers as Scott Woodville (pilot only)

Designer Fashion

Shelley on the package cover of Simplicity Pattern 6754, 1974

Shelley appeared on the package cover of Simplicity Pattern 6754 in 1974. It contained a designer pattern for a shirt, top and pants that could be made by anyone. It also contained instructions on how to make the garment and recommended what fabrics to use. Simplicity Patterns have been around since 1927. Shelley appeared in many of its pattern designs throughout the late 1960s up until the mid-1970s.

a closeup of Shelley from the package cover