Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nightwear Knits

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Trough Summer 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Spring Trough Summer 1972 catalog. In the spread called "Nightwear Knits", she modeled sleepwear that showed lots of fashion savvy, easy to care for and needed no ironing. She modeled a T-shirt style sleep shift that had contracting top-stitch trim and four buttons on the front placket. She wore the bright yellow with brown buttons and stitching and looked downright terrific.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Jack and Mike Episode 5

Shelley in Screen Captures from the Jack and Mike episode "High Anxiety"
with James Kall and Jacqueline Brookes

Shelley's third foray into series TV was the 1986 series Jack and Mike in which she played the lead journalist Jackie Shea opposite Tom Mason who played her restaurateur husband Mike Brennan. Jacqueline Brookes played Jackie's editor Nora Adler. The fifth episode "High Anxiety" according to tvguide.com:

"A promising young comedian (John Scott Clough) dies of a suspected cocaine overdose behind Mike's restaurant, and Mike blames himself for not being tougher on the kid when he caught him snorting."

Aside from Clough, other guest stars were James Kall as Kenny, Lycia Naff as Sammy, J.D. Walters as Bobby. Let's hope the series is finally released on DVD.

Italian Mag Spread D

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.

Working Angel

a paparazzi pic of Shelley leaving the studio where she was a guest
on The Merv Griffin Show in October 30, 1979

When Shelley became Charlie's newest Angel in 1979, she began making the rounds, appearing in talk shows and granting interviews to promote the show's upcoming season and to introduce herself to fans of the show. In Jane Pauley's Time & Again in November of 2000, she said she was unprepared for the "press bonanza" that followed after her casting was announced.

Hair Net

Shelley on the package cover for Goody hair nets in 1973

Shelley was an in-demand model in the 1970s. After graduating from college, she decided to take advantage of the opportunity she had and went into modeling full-time. She appeared on magazine and catalog covers and pages, newspapers and even packaging covers. In 1973, she appeared in the package cover for Goody hair nets.

Infomercial 1997 D

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

Shawls by Viola

Shelley on the cover of the Columbia-Minerva Shawls leaflet, 1975

Shelley appeared on many leaflets in the 1970s when she was one of the in-demand models. In 1975, she appeared on the cover of the Columbia-Minerva Shawls leaflet. She modeled a shawl by Viola Sylbert readers could to knit and crochet. Viola Sylbert was a well-known designer in the '60s and '70s who specialized in poor-boy sweaters, knitted shifts, leather jackets and later fur coats.

a closeup of Shelley from the cover