Sunday, September 17, 2017

Vicky Vaughn 1971

a closeup of Shelley from a 1971 Vicky Vaughn ad

Shelley appeared in many ads throughout her modeling career. She frequently appeared in ads for Vicky Vaughn from the late '60s to the early '70s. R & M Kaufmann, Inc, a manufacturer of ladies dresses, came up with a junior division line and called it Vicky Vaughn and Vicky Petite (for the petite young lady).

Shelley in a 1971 Vicky Vaughn ad

2012 Appearance


Shelley attended the Hallmark Channel TCA Winter Party in Pasadena, California, in 2012. It was held at the Tournament of Roses House and was attended by othr celebrities as well including Jane Seymour, Nicollette Sheridan, Vivica A. Fox, Valerie Harper, Dean Cain and Luke Perry.

Demarchelier Model

A closeup of Shelley from a 1978 pic by Patrick Demarchelier

Shelley was one of the highest paid models in the 1970s. She posed for many prominent fashion photographers during the time. One of them was Patrick Demarchelier, who took pics of Shelley for an article about her Mademoiselle magazine in 1978. In one of the pics, Shelley was photographed in a sporty getup made up of a Lamston sweatshirt, Adidas shorts and Jox by Thom McAn running shoes. Shelley looked chic as usual.

Shelley posed for Patrick Demarchelier in 1978

Working Actress

A publicity pic of Shelley from the late 1980s

Shelley was a hard working actress back in the 1980s. She saw an opportunity open and took a peek, as she put it. It was the decade she starred in The King of Comedy and The Stepfather, as well as in two TV series - Cutter to Houston and Jack and Mike. In the '90s, she focused on other ventures like political fund raising and delving into grassroots politics in L.A. Even later through her company SHMC (Shelley Hack Media Consultancy), she became a media consultant for pre- and post-conflict countries. She began with Bosnia, producing their first-ever televised presidential debates. For ten years, SHMC helped develop unbiased television, film, and associated media projects in war-torn and developing countries. Essentially, she helped develop television and film projects for foreign markets. She worked extensively in the Balkans and Western Asia. In 2010, she and her husband director Harry Winer formed SMASH MEDIA Inc. a film production company that has since produced the feature film Erased and the Hallmark Channel original movies Lucky Christmas, Perfect Match. Shelley also produced Summer of Dreams, also a Hallmark Channel original movie.

Scavullo Model, 1965

Shelley in a pic by Francesco Scavullo from Glamour magazine, 1965

Shelley posed for many great photographers during her tenure as a Supermodel. One of them was Francesco Scavullo. Scavullo was an American fashion photographer whose work appeared on many prominent magazines worldwide but he is best known for his sexy covers for Cosmopolitan magazine as well as his controversial celebrity portraits.

a closeup of Shelley from a Scavullo from Glamour magazine, 1965

If Ever I See You Again

Shelley with Joe Brooks in a publicity pic for If Ever I See You Again, 1978

Shelley's first leading lady role was as Jennifer Corly in the 1978 film If Ever I See You Again - starred, written and directed by Joe Brooks. The film was a sort of follow up to the 1977 smash You Light Up My Life which was also written and directed by Brooks. Both films were panned by critics, but both also produced number one hits with their original theme songs (composed by Brooks). Debbie Boone's version of "You Light Up My Life" held the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks in 1977. Roberta Flack's version of "If Ever I See You Again" hit #1 on Billboard magazine's Easy Listening chart and stayed there for three weeks in July of 1978.

At-Home Look

closeups of Shelley from a spread
on the Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog

Shelley appeared on a couple of spreads in  Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog. In the spread that featured At-Home Looks, she modeled an outfit made from easy-care fabric that could be worn when entertaining at-home. The Ivory Fleece Lounger was a gracefully-shaped, cuddly soft and warm, lightweight A-shaped gown for lounging around the home. It had a squared neckline and had a wide band of Cluny-type lace on the chest and the sleeves.It also has two narrow lace bands as accents. Shelley looked ready to entertain at home.

Shelley in a spread
for the Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog