Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Natural Thing

closeup of Shelley from the ad

Shelley appeared in many ads for Ship'n Shore in the 1970s. A 1973 version of the ad featured "flavorful wheatshirts" for spring that season, "The Natural Thing". In it, Shelley modeled a pocketed workshirt over a pair of plaid printed trousers. A woven belt and a pair of heeled brogues. Natural makeup and natural hair finished her look.

Shelley in an ad for Ship'n Shore, 1973

Cooking with Shelley


Shelley posed for many publicity pics in the 1970s. One set showed her going about her daily routine at home, like talking on the phone and even cooking. But more than cooking, she enjoyed making preserves, jams, jellies and chutneys. She loved baking as well. Check out some of recipes at:

Apple Pie Recipe News Clipping

Celebrity Cookbook 1981

The Sportscoats

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Shelley appeared in several spreads of Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog. In the spread called "The Sportscoats Are Coming", she modeled two sportscoats. One was an Air Force-look Jacket that was quilted and had a hood trimmed with natural Norwegian Blue Fox. The other was a Blazer-styled Jacket which was double-breasted and had shiny accent buttons in front and on the sleeves. And in both jackets, Shelley looked sensational.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Heavenly Body


Shelley joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979. Many critics dismissed the show as fluff; and Shelley was aware of that. She said it was fluff, but the best kind of fluff. "You don't compare Agatha Christie to Tolstoy," she said. And she was right in saying that. Charlie's Angels was the very best of it's kind - copycat shows never fared as well as it did.

Keeping Posted 2

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Shelley appeared in a '70s fashion spread called "Keeping Posted on Fashion" which featured fashions taken from mail-order catalogues. Deemed well-styled, up-to-the-minute and wearable, the outfits ranged from high-fashion casuals to contemporary classics - all at very affordable prices of course. Shelley modeled an easy pants outfit made up of a loose fitting V-neck shirt and stripped pants. A floppy hat, a matching bangle and a pair of platform sandals finished her look. Everything she wore was available at Sears. And Shelley looked easy on the eyes.

Shelley in a '70s fashion spread called "Keeping Posted on Fashion"

Permission To Wear Glasses

Shelley's first leading lady role was Jennifer Corly in the film If Ever I See You Again. She was immediately cast by Joe Brooks when she auditioned for the part. He even insisted she wore her glasses during filming. And Shelley did so throughout the film.

A Buy That's Right

Shelley in a 1977 ad for Russ fashion, 1977

Shelley appeared in many fashion ads during her tenure as a model. One of them was for Russ in 1977. "A Buy That's Right" declared the ad where she was in a chic white blazer and skirt ensemble. The blazer had black piping and black and white buttons to match. Under the blazer, she wore a V-neck striped top with yellow, white, black and gray stripes. Her outfit was finished with a matching pair of earrings, a bracelet and her effervescent smile. Shelley looked très chic.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad