Sunday, April 13, 2014

Beeline Model

Shelley modeled a sleep tunic and pants for Beeline Fashion Inc's 1971 spring and summer catalog. Beatrice "Bee" F. Birginal was head designer (as well as partner, clothing buyer and catalog typist) for the company that was named after her. "Bee's line of clothing" (as her husband/business partner would called it) became  Beeline Fashion Inc. and rose to popularity during the '60s and '70s.

Woman Here

Shelley was just gorgeous on the cover of the Turkish mag Burda Kadin 
(which translates to Woman Here) in 1980.

Diet Secrets

Shelley was the topic of many tabloid stories when she became a Charlie's Angel in 1979. Some stories were real and some, well... They were tabloids after all. Everything from her love life to her beauty routine to her diet (her "Angel Food Secret" as one headline put it) was written about.

Mini-Alls

a 1971 spread on Mini-Alls from Seventeen Magazine

Shelley appeared not only on the cover of Seventeen magazine's March 1971 issue but also on the main spread featured in the issue. Entitled "500 Boys Say," the spread explained to readers what boys wanted girls to look and be like at the time (soooooo retro.) And according to the survey, 75.6 percent of boys wanted their girls to be properly dressed for the occasion. So for casual events, the mag recommended cute Mini-Alls, shortened versions of the Over-Alls.

 Mini-Alls came in solids or patterns
and was great for outdoor activities like fishing

 Mini-Alls really showed off one of Shelley's best assets,
her mile-long sexy legs

History at the 2009 Collectors Show

Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts with fan, Scott, and another fan
Thank you so much to both Scott and his friend for posting this pic

Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts, who both starred in the landmark '70s TV series Charlie's Angels, first met each other at the Hollywood Collector's Show in Burbank, California in July of 2009 and made history. They never met each other prior to the event, so it was a first in Angel history.

Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts

For the record, Shelley never met Kate Jackson (Tanya met Kate in 2004); and, sadly, Tanya will never meet Farrah Fawcett. Now isn't it about time the surviving original TV series Angels met each other? They are all beloved, and each and every one of them (including Farrah, of course) holds a special place in everyone's heart. I dream of seeing a Vogue or Vanity Fair issue with Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts on the cover. In fact, wouldn't they cause a sensation if all five of them appeared together in a fan convention? And wouldn't it be great to see all five of them together in one room, on one show, discussing the cultural impact their series had on the entire world (Yes, the ENTIRE world.) Now that has never happened before, ever.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mademoiselle Hack

Shelley was primped and made up for the June issue of Mademoiselle magazine in 1978. She was featured in the issue's Starstyle section as a sort of promo for current film If Ever I see You Again. She was at the peak her Charlie Girl popularity and was positively noticed for her appearance in the Woody Allen classic Annie Hall. She was going places.

Charlie faz de você uma estrela

Shelley knew very well that "Charlie faz de você uma estrela" (in English, "Charlie makes you a star") because Charlie by Revlon made her a star, a superstar model, a superstar Supermodel. And all over the world, her fabulous Supermodel image, her smile that said "I have it all" and her longer-than-the-Wall-Of-China stride was recognized and emulated. From the US to Europe, from Africa to Asia, Shelley was known as THE Charlie Girl and was celebrated for her independence and utter fabulousness. A superstar Supermodel indeed.