Saturday, June 16, 2018

Relax

a closeup of Shelley from a 1977 Firm & Natural ad

Shelley appeared in many ads during her Supermodel days. One of them was for Firm & Natural hair spray. In the ad, women were urged to relax, because Firm & Natural hair spray held up even in the rain. It also came in a pump bottle, which wasn't just economical but environmentally friendly as well. Shelley was hands-down gorgeous in the ad.

Shelley in an ad for Firm & Natural, 1977

Jack and Mike Pilot 21

screen captures from the Jack and Mike pilot episode, 1986

Shelley's third foray into series TV was Jack and Mike. It was about a married yuppie couple living in Chicago, trying to find time for each other in their busy schedules. Shelley played Jackie Shea, a star columnist at The Mirror, a widely-circulated Chicago paper. Her column was awaited by everyone every week. Her husband was Mike Brennan (played by Tom Mason), a successful restaurateur about to open his third restaurant. The pilot was released in VHS format and distributed in Europe, in the Netherlands and Belgium; but only the pilot episode. The entire episode was kept as is; but subtitles in Dutch were burned into the media for the convenience of the target audience. The episode runs for 90 minutes and was originally aired in September 16, 1986.

more screen captures from the Jack and Mike pilot episode, 1986

To continue, Jackie, an expert driver, pretended to be confused and flustered as an angry Harry Sullivan barked orders at her, telling her where to take them. She eventually drives them to the mounted police headquarters, crashing the car through their gates. The car is surrounded by the mounted police as it stops, and Jackie quickly gets off. Detective Gill recognizes her, and Harry is put under arrest.

The Expandables 5

Shelley in a spread for Woman's Day magazine, 1975

Shelley appeared in a spread on Woman's Day magazine in May of 1975. The spread was called "The Expandables: 2 Basic Outfits. Each Translated into 5 Great Looks." She modeled one of the smart two-part outfits that could be expanded into a smashing spring wardrobe. Hers was the out-of-the-blue skirt and shirt ensemble which was made up of a soft shirt and a six-gore flared skirt, both by Koret of California.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

To continue, the fifth look did away with the skirt and made the shirt play the part of a sweater, as it was worn over a cotton T-shirt by Miss Ingenue and a pair of white pants in brushed denim by Old Town Jrs. A matching white skullcap and wedge-heeled espadrilles finished her look. And Shelley looked summery and smashing.

Talk Show Rounds

Shelley arrives at The Merv Griffin Show, 1979

When Shelley became Charlie's newest Angel in 1979, she did the talk show rounds and introduced herself to Angels fans. In October of 1979, she appeared in The Merv Griffin Show along with researcher Durk Pearson, Dr. Richard Selzer and acupuncturist Dr. Zion Yu. She already appeared on the show in January of that same year.

Knit Knacks 1

Shelley in a spread for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, 1987

Shelley appeared on the pages of the Los Angeles Times Magazine's July 5, 1987 edition. In the spread called "Knick Kncks," Shelley showed "her knack for adding a dash of originality to cotton knits." She would pair a finely detailed sweater with distressed jeans or sew together two basic rib-knit undershirts to create a not-too-sheer top. The pictures of Shelley were taken at the San Pascual Stables in South Pasadena.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Bridesmaids, 1989

Shelley with Brooke Adams, Stephanie Faracy and Sela Ward
on the cover of Sunday News TV Week, 1989

In 1989, Shelley appeared in the telefilm Bridesmaids with Brooke Adams, Stephanie Faracy and Sela Ward. The film is about four childhood friends who get together for the wedding of a fifth friend and is a viewing delight. The chemistry between the actors is apparent and fun to watch. It would be great to see a film like this with all of Charlie's former TOS Angels (sans Farrah, of course). Maybe Shelley can produce a Christmas movie that stars Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, herself and Tanya Roberts for the Hallmark Channel. It would be heaven to watch that over and over again.

The Ringlet 2

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, 1967

Shelley appeared on many issues of Seventeen magazine from 1964 to the 1970s. In 1967, she appeared in their November issue, in the spread called "Return of the Ringlet." The spread featured fabulous ringlet hairdos, which were the hairdos of that month. Shelley wore what was dubbed as A Most Romantic Party Look. The hair style had long swirls of silky curls caught on either side and kept in place with a bows. Shelley looked ready to wow party-goers.

a closeup of Shelley from the Seventeen mag spread, 1967