Friday, July 18, 2014

Chic Suit Sweater

Shelley Hack and Patti Hansen modeled
the must-haves for fashion success in '76

Shelley modeled the "suit sweater," the latest must-have for Fall 1976, as recommended by Vogue on its July issue that year. She wore a chic three-piece "suit sweater" - which consisted of a cardigan, a pullover and a skirt - in "heathery grey wool-and-angora knit." "All the pleasure of being in a suit - and the ease of sweaters" as the mag put it. Shelley was just downright chic and absolutely gorgeous on this spread.

A Welcome Addition

Shelley in a 1978 publicity pic

Shelley's casting as Tiffany Welles, Charlie's newest Angel, was biggest news of 1979. Many people thought she fit the bill perfectly; because she was "blonde, gorgeous, classy and full of life." She was a knock-out and fit right into the "angel type." Plus, her Charlie perfume ads were such a sensation, she was already a star herself; so she fit right in with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. Thus, everyone couldn't wait to see her debut episode on the hit series.

Shelley, in Tiger Beat magazine's Idol Chatter section, was big news in '79.

Are The Blondes Taking Over?

In the late '70s-early '80s era, blondes were so popular that being brunette was almost sacrilege. In April of 1980, Movie Mirror Plus TV magazine put the Hollywood blonde bombshells of the moment on their cover (namely Shelley Hack, Cheryl Ladd, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John, Farrah Fawcett, Susan Anton and John Schneider) with the question "Are The Blondes Taking Over?" I'm sure Victoria Principal, Pam Dawber, Lynda Carter and Erik Estrada (also on the cover) said, "No way."

Jack and Mike Promo

a mock DVD cover for the TV series Jack And Mike

Shelley Hack's third TV series was Jack And Mike. It aired from 1986 to 1987 right after the hit series Moonlighting. The two shows were sometimes promoted together, like a package. The promo for the episode "High Anxiety" is currently on YouTube. About a young comedian suspected to have died of a cocaine overdose behind Mike's restaurant. It aired on November 11, 1986. Thank you so much to Sean Mc for posting. I really wish this series would finally be released on DVD.

Moonlighting & Jack And Mikes 1986 ABC Promo
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THE Charlie Girl

Shelley in a very glam 1982 Charlie perfume ad

Shelley Hack was and is THE most popular Charlie Girl, EVER. In fact, the brand and Shelley's name have become so synonymous that the mere mention of Charlie perfume brings her face to mind. Shelley appeared in many Charlie perfume print ads and commercials during her tenure as the brand's image model and spokesperson. A compilation of some of her commercials has been posted on YouTube. Thank you so much to filomango690 for posting. Check it out at:

Charlie, Charlie, Charlie!
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Shelley sprays Charlie perfume as she walks
around the streets of some foreign country

Shelley did more Charlie commercials though. There's one where she's putting on makeup, one where she's cooking and one where she's walking around the streets of some foreign country. Let's hope these and more would find their way into YouTube as well.

Stunning and Radiant

Shelley's public appearance in 2012 showed many fans
how truly stunning and radiant she still is.

Puffed-Sleeved Sweater

Shelley in a 1973 spread for the booklet Needlework and Crafts

Shelley modeled a sweater with puffed sleeves "dotted with angora popcorns" for readers to knit back in 1973. The sweater was featured on the opening pages of the knitting section of Simplicity's Needlework and Crafts booklet for that year. And Shelley was just stunning on the spread.

 Shelley looked vampy as she played cards with the boys

Shelley was just stunning in her puffed-sleeved sweater