Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Great Performers C

a closeup of Shelley from a Nov 1975 Harper's Bazaar spread

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar in November of 1975. In the spread called "The Great Performers", she modeled evening looks in easy-care, easy-wear fabrics that would perform well for anyone aboard the Home Lines cruise ship, the S.S. Doric. She wore a black wrap dress by John Kloss that went to below the knee with a plunging neckline and long sleeves. She finished her look with a Don Marshall hat, a necklace by Yves Saint Laurent, a Emily Wetherby shawl and shoes by Adores. Shelley was shipboard glamorous. For more Check out:

Shipboard and Fab

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, Nov 1975

HAPPY 40th Anniversary!


This month, Charlie's Angels is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its debut as a TV series. It took a lot of convincing from exec prods Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg to get the pilot made and aired on the ABC network; but when it was, it was such an instant hit that it baffled everyone in Hollywood. When the pilot was re-aired and got the same reception, it was given the green light to go on as a series - and what a phenomenal hit series it was.

Charlie's Angels was re-released on DVD with a new package design

Charlie's Angels The Complete Series was re-released on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment. The new DVD set came out September 6. With a new box design, the 20-disc set contains all the episodes from the original series. Thank you so much to CharliesAngels.com at Facebook for posting the box design. For more, check out:

New DVD Re-Release

The original TV Angels, from left:
Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith), Tiffany Welles (Shelley Hack),
Sabrina Duncan (Kate Jackson), Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett),
Julie Rogers (Tanya Roberts), Kris Munroe (Cheryl Ladd)

To this very day, everyone remembers Sabrina, Jill, Kelly, Kris, Tiffany and Julie. Everyone has their favorite Angel - and everyone defends their favorite Angel. And why not? Each and every one of them had their own brand of style and appeal. From Kate Jackson as the smart no-nonsense Sabrina Duncan, Farrah Fawcett as the sporty California girl Jill Munroe, Jaclyn Smith as the sultry and mysterious Kelly Garrett to Cheryl Ladd as the cute and sexy girl-next-door Kris Munroe, Shelley Hack as the classy intellectual Tiffany Welles and Tanya Roberts as the street-smart tigress Julie Rogers - they were all gorgeous and they were all loved by fans. They were the biggest and brightest stars of the 1970s. They are icons of the era.

The 40th Anniversary of Charlie's Angels on Closer magazine

In its September 26, 2016 issue, Closer magazine featured the Angels on their pages. "Charlie's Angels Heavenly Memories" looked back at the phenomenal TV series that had an enormous impact on the entire world - as well as the Angels themselves. "It's amazing how many people liked Charlie's and still do," Shelley told the mag. "We showed how women can kick butt and look good, too." Check it out at: 

EXCLUSIVE: 'Charlie's Angels' Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its TV Debut
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1972 Ad

Shelley in an ad for Inwood Knitting Mills, 1972

Shelley was a busy model in the 1970s. She appeared in many TV and print ads. In 1972, she appeared in an ad for Inwood Knitting Mills modeling Simplicity pattern 9871, a slack set and blouse. A knitted skull cap and two-toned footwear finished her look. Shelley looked seventies sensational in her Inwood Knitting Mills outfit.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Valentines Day Party

Shelley at the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party in 1980 

Shelley attended the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in Feb of 1980. According to People magazine, all the show's principals (Jacyln Smith, Cheryl Ladd and David Doyle) "got a telegram inviting them back next year - except Shelley." And she only found out about it the day after. Shelley told E! in 2002 that she never expected to be in the show for more than a year - which was already plenty for her. It seems Shelley was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of attention her tenure as an Angel generated. As a very private person, her leaving the show must have been a welcome relief.

Painting THE Charlie Girl

Shelley painting her Charlie Girl persona in 1978

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl from the Charlie perfume ads from 1976 to 1982. She was one of the first models to sign an exclusive contract with a giant cosmetics company; consequently, catapulting her to Supermodel status in the modeling biz. Modeling contracts gave models the opportunity to make huge amounts of money (in the millions) for themselves (as well as the companies that get them). Such contracts eventually became the aspiration of every model wanting to make it big in the business. Until this very day, every model's benchmark for success is landing a lucrative modeling contract; and of course, making it on the cover of Vogue.

The Dating Game

Shelley in a writeup for Teen Spectacular magazine, 1979

Shelley became a Charlie's Angel in 1979. The moment her casting was confirmed, the press and the public was all over her. Everyone wanted to know everything about her. Teen Spectacular magazine asked her for her advice to young women about dating. In the writeup called "The Dating Game - How To Play it Safely", Shelley gave teens her tips on how young ladies can get the boys they like to notice them. She said she was interested in shy boys; so she gave tips on how not to scare them off.

a closeup of Shelley from the writeup

Give Earth A Chance

closeups of Shelley from the Seventeen mag spread, 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of Seventeen magazine's August 1971 issue. In the spread called "Give Earth A Chance", she modeled outfits inspired by things that are natural. She modeled a black apple motif cardigan and shorts set over a body-cling shirt.A matching sash finished her look. She also modeled a black apple motif tasseled stocking cap with matching apple motif gloves. And she also modeled a knitted top (with a house motif) over a pair of hot pants which was accessorized with a cute cat motif belt. In all three outfits, Shelley looked 1971 teenage chic.

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, 1971