Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cover Girl '75


Shelley appeared on the cover of the Woman's Own, a British women's magazine in September of 1975. The magazine continues to be one of the most popular in the United Kingdom and was first published in 1932. The issue featured fall fashions in a spread called Autumn Knitting and Crochet which also featured "super warm jackets."

 Shelley wore a sporty knitted sweater on the cover.

With The Tigers in Nepal


Shelley appeared in the long-running sports TV series The American Sportsman in May of 1981. She traveled to the Tiger Top Lodge in Chitwan Park, Nepal. Chitwan Park is Nepal's first national park and is a stronghold for the world-famous Nepal Tiger. Shelley participated in the darting and tagging of a 500-pound Nepal tiger. In 1984, Chitwan Park was granted the status of  World Heritage Site.


The American Sportsman was one of the most highly-regarded sports series on television. It featured its hosts participating in various hunting/fishing expeditions as well as other outdoor recreational activities. It ran from 1965 to 1986 and was hosted by Joe Foss, then Grits Gresham and later, Curt Gowdy. Many celebrities participated in the show as well, including Shelley Hack. The series won an Emmy Award in 1981 for Outstanding Edited Sports Series.

Summer Go Gear

In 1973, Shelley appeared on the pages of Simplicity Home Catalog's summer issue - in a spread called "Summer Go Gear." She modeled various summer outfits readers could sew themselves. In one, she wore a cute ladies tennis one-piece outfit in white and teal green. A matching white bucket hat finished her look. Shelley was just adorable.

Single Woman 1984

Shelley starred in the TV movie Single Bars, Single Women in 1984. She played Frankie, a single waitress looking for love after she catches her partner Gabe (Paul Michael Glaser) cheating on her. The telefim also starred Tony Danza, Christine Lahti, Mare Winningham and Jean Smart.

Historic Meeting 2009

Shelley and Tanya Roberts with Daniel Gómez Rinaldi
Thank you so much Daniel for posting the pic.
Visit his Daniels's at:
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Shelley and her fellow Charlie's Angel Tanya Roberts first met each other at the Hollywood Show in Burbank, California, in July of 2009. Many fans were ecstatic to see the two Angels together for the first time and wanted pictures with both of them. One of those fans was Daniel Gómez Rinaldi, an Argentinian celebrity journalist, publisher and sometime actor who attended the affair. Like all Angels fans, he had his pic taken with both Angels. Wouldn't it be great if all TOS Angels attended such an affair? I wonder how long the lines would be.

Reasons Revealed

Shelley in an article from Semana (Week), 1980

An article about Shelley's dismissal from Charlie's Angels came out in 1980 in the Spanish language magazine Semana (Week). In the portion of the mag called Tele Semana (TV Week), the circumstances of her departure from the show was talked about. Below is a rough translation of the article - plus, what the captions said about the pictures.

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In the picture above,
Shelley is clearly taller than her co-stars in the series.

She's Too Tall, Too Bland and Didn't Bond
Angel Shelley Hack (Tiffany) Reveals
The Reasons for Her Dismissal

With the exception of Jaclyn Smith, who has played Kelly Garrett since the beginning of the series, the cast changes in Charlie's Angels seem to be an ongoing thing. Yes, Shelley Hack, highly-publicized as Kate Jackson's replacement last season, is leaving the show at the request of one of the series' directors, it was recently reported. Shelley, who was already a Supermodel before she joined the show, was excited about her role in Charlie's Angels and regarded her casting as a great opportunity to finally branch out into acting, a long time dream.

"I have to say goodbye to the show," Shelley sadly revealed, "and I don't have words to describe how I feel." The reasons they gave her came as a surprise, close to saying she wasn't a good enough actress, that she was bland, which she couldn't believe, because she was encouraged to try acting in films and television by Woody Allen himself. Her dismissal, oddly enough, was primarily because "her character didn't bond with the others." In the opinion of the producers, there was no chemistry between the girls. It's fundamental, according to them, so that no one tries to outdo or overshadow the other girls.

Another reason, apparently, was Shelley's height, which is several centimeters more than Jaclyn's, but more importantly, than Cheryl's, who is the biggest star of the show right now. But even before the scandal broke out about the reasons for her dismissal, the producers added another one. "Shelley should just return to fashion modeling," they said, "she's not worth it as an actress."

Because she finished shooting them last year, Shelley will continue to appear in the next few episodes of the series. However, it's not clear whether the producers will hire another Angel or will continue with just Jaclyn and Cheryl, who, by the way, are getting tired of Charlie's Angels. Insiders now think the much beloved series is jinxed and is likely to experience even more mishaps which could result in its cancellation.

Shelley Hack recently said goodbye to Charlies Angels.

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Well, I guess they needed a scapegoat to explain the dip in the ratings that season. During its first season, Charlie's Angels finished at no. 5 over all in the ratings. Then it went up to no. 4 the second season. Then it dipped significantly to no. 12 by the third season. Shelley's season finished at no. 18 (tied with Chips.) Although the ratings didn't go up,  the series was still within TV's top 20 shows that year (That's why people remember Shelley and her episodes.) Now was it fair to blame her for the dip? She wasn't given much to say or do during the first half of season 4, right? And that's when the dipping started, right? Also, what's the reason for the significant dip of season 3 anyway? Hmmm...

Sports-Minded Body Suits

Shelley appeared on the pages of JCPenney's fall and winter catalog for 1972. In one spread, she modeled a "Sports-Minded" body suit. Body suits were very popular in the '70s and could be worn on its own or with leggings, a skirt or a pair of pants. Shelley modeled the "Two-Tone Sweater Body Suit," a two-tone rib knit body suit with collars and a zip front. As always, Shelley made her sports outfit look positively chic.