Sunday, February 26, 2017

Easy-Care Uniforms

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog. In the spread called "Easy-Care Uniforms", she modeled a "laboratory-tested" uniform that was both chic and practical. She wore a shift-style number that had a tuck stitched bib effect on the chest trimmed with a band-and-buckle. Medium-heeled footwear and neatly combed hair finished her look. Shelley looked fab in her buckle-trimmed uniform.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Change of Heart Episode

Moonlighting/Jack & Mike promo, 1986
Shelley, Tom Mason and James Sloyan in screen captures
from a Jack and Mike promo, 1986
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Shelley's third TV series, Jack and Mike, was aired from 1986-1987. She played journalist Jackie Shea who was married to restaurateur Mike Brennan (played by Tom Mason). The trailer for the episode "Change of Heart" is currently on YouTube (Thank you so much to Chuck D's All-New Classic TV Clubhouse for posting). In the episode, Mike's friend, Louie (played by James Sloyan), makes himself an unwelcome house guest; while Jackie suspects a heart-transplant patient may have been bypassed in favor of a man who donated a new wing to the hospital. Let's hope the series is finally released on DVD this year.

Italian Mag Spread B

Shelley in a spread for Vogue Italia, 1976

Shelley appeared on the pages for Vogue Italia in April of 1976. In the spread called "Vestito: Un Po Di Collegio Gli Fa Bene" or "Dress: A Little Colligiate for Spring", she modeled traditional silk dresses and the latest way they were to be worn for that spring - the way college students did then.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

She wore a silk dress accessorized (like college students would then) with a simple purse or some matching lipstick or a fancy piece of jewelry or a chic hat or a great pair of nylons. With any of them, Shelley looked sensational.

Charlie's Newest Angel Shelley Hack

Shelley with Charlies Angels co-stars Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd

Shelley became Charlie's newest Angel in 1979. She joined Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd to become Charles Townsend's latest crime-fighting team. Of course, tongues began wagging immediately after she joined the cast of the hit TV series. It was reported that the two blondes, she and Cheryl, were having problems. But to this day, both women has nothing to say but good things about each other.

a clipping of Shelley from 1979

"All Girl Look" 1968

a closeup of Shelley from the cover of Simplicity magazine, Jan 1968

Shelley began modeling in late-1964 and became a popular teen model by the late '60s. She appeared in numerous cover throughout the era and in January of 1968, she appeared with Molly Corby, Ulla Bomser, Lucy Angle and Colleen Corby on the cover of Simplicity magazine. The issue featured the "All Girl" Look for that year. And Shelley looked all girl in her outfit.

Shelley with Molly Corby, Ulla Bomser, Lucy Angle and Colleen Corby
on the cover of Simplicity magazine, Jan 1968

Infomercial 1997 c

Shelley in an infomercial for TheraCel, 1997

In 1997, Shelley did her second infomercial. It was for TheraCel, a unique new skin care regimen. The skin care system was said to tighten skin, moisturize and reduce wrinkles. Within a week of its airing, it ranked #5 on the infomercial charts and generated tremendous initial and continuity sales. It also received recognition from the prestigious Jordan Whitney firm.

screen captures of Shelley from the TheraCel infomercial, 1997
Shelley on the cover of See & Sew pattern 5779, around 1977

Shelley appeared in several pattern packages for See & Sew in the 1970s. In around 1977, she appeared in the package for pattern number 5779 - a top, jacket and pants sewing pattern. It had close fitting tank top with a scoop neckline and cut away armholes, semi-fitted jacket with a cardigan neckline, full-length sleeves and a tie belt, plus a straight-legged pants pair of pant with an elasticized waistline. Shelley modeled the floral over plain version of the pattern. She looked fabulous.

a closeup of Shelley from the pattern cover