Saturday, September 25, 2010

Charlie Nails

By1978, the Charlie brand had expanded to nail color

Shelley and Sears

Shelley on the pages of Sears in 1976

Sweater Shelley

Shelley dons a sweater in this photo set
for her TV Series Jack and Mike in 1986

Women on TV

Shelley on the cover of TV Special,
Special Report: Women on TV

Cheia De Surpresas

A Charlie perfume ad in Portuguese,
a fragrance full of surprises,
like you

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Alluring Shelley Hack

2010 October: Allure magazine interviews Shelley Hack on her being the iconic and fabulous Charlie girl in those Charlie perfume ads. Check out allure.com or charliesangels.com for details or better yet, grab a copy of the magazine, fast!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Charlie Girl Flowers

Shelley (with an armful of flowers) as the Charlie Girl
in a French version of the Charlie perfume ad

Body Suits

Focus: Body Suits. Shelley models body suits for Wards Catalog in 1971.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Shelley and Logan

Shelley for Jonathan Logan, 1970

The World Will Know Rupert Pupkin

The King of Comedy
[theatrical release]
filmed in 1982
(released in February 18, 1983)

Comedy/Drama

Directed by Martin Scorsese
Written by Paul D. Zimmermann

Cast:
Robert be Niro.......Rupert Pupkin
Jerry Lewis............Jerry Langford
Diahnne Abbott......Rita
Sandra Bernhard....Masha
Shelley Hack...........Cathy Long
Edgar J. Scherick....Wilson Crockett

Plot:

Rupert Pupkin is a fame-aspiring comic who has his sights set on TV, his ticket to fame. An “accidental” meeting one evening with late night show host and comic Jerry Langford (Rupert saves Langford from the prying lenses of the paparazzi) provides him with an opportunity to finally make his dream come true. Using this one-time meeting as leverage, he tries to muscle his way into Langford’s show but is given the run around by Cathy Long, Langford’s smooth production exec. But this doesn’t dissuade Rupert as he gets more and more aggressive with his name-dropping and, eventually, stalking until he finally felt he had to do something drastic. Teaming up with Langford’s obsessed fan Marsha, he kidnaps the famed host. His ransom: Rupert makes an appearance on the late night show. After Rupert performs his routine, Langford is set free. Rupert is arrested, goes to jail and causes a media frenzy. The media extensively covers his notoriety and his biography quickly becomes a bestseller. And by the time he is released from jail, he is a “famed comic” with a late night show of his own.


Summary:

Released in 1983, this movie was so way ahead of its time. “I’ll do anything to become famous” is so common nowadays that upon watching the film, you don’t get a feeling that this is far from reality, unlike at the time when the film was released (it was so far out there that the film tanked at the box office.) Martin Scorsese handled the film so well that it is such a compelling piece to watch. Everyone in the cast gave such a commendable performance, from De Niro to Bernhard, brilliant.

Shelley Hack herself shined in her role as Cathy Long. Her very accommodating welcome and delicate but firm rejection of Rupert for Langford’s show was right on the dot. Watch the scene where she tries to control her temper as Rupert subtly insults her position as a Langford decision-maker, brilliant. Her scenes with De Niro are pivotal to the story and won’t disappoint.

Over all the film is a gem. Ahead of its time but very significant today. If you can get it, watch it.

More Makeup


A fresh-faced Shelley models makeup styles for teens in 1971

Miss Monteil

Shelley models makeup for Germaine Monteil, 1966

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Catalog Cover Girl

Shelley on the cover of the 1974 fall and winter issue
of Sears Apparel and Decorator Fashion Fabrics Catalog

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cutter to Houston Smocks

Shelley with Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin
for the 1983 TV series Cutter to Houston.
They're all in their doc smocks.

Shelley is breathtakingly lovely in this photo.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Beverly Hills

Shelley is on the cover of the January 17, 1990 issue of Beverly Hills [213]. In an article entitled Modeling Transcended into Successful Acting Career, she talks about her climb to success. I'm still trying to look for a better pic too.

Chill Chasers

Shelley on the cover of the Columbia Minerva booklet Chill Chasers

By the Way

Shelley Hack (along with fellow Charlie's Angel Jaclyn Smith) was interviewed for the article by Michael Callahan entitled Sorority on E. 63rd St. which came out in the April 2010 issue of Vanity Fair (cover Michael Douglas - thank you to vanityfair.com for the picture). The article is online at vanityfair.com. Check it out or grab the magazine.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Charlie Girl in Capris


Shelley, gorgeous in capris and flats in a 1981 Charlie perfume ad

Jack and Mike Photo

Shelley in a photo shoot for Jack and Mike in 1986

Winter Charlie Girl

Shelley in a winter version of the Charlie perfume ad in 1980

The Supers

Supermodel Shelley and fellow Supermodels Shelley Smith and Cheryl Tiegs flank designer Bill Blass in a 1977 Bill King photo. It is actually an out take of a photo that appeared in the pages of Harper's Bazaar in 1977 (even though the caption says 1978.)

I always thought that this photo is sort of predicted what was in store for Shelley in 1979 - Three girls flanking a lone male figure and the fact that Shelley's with a Ms. Smith and a Cheryl.

Shelley is Back in Paris

Shelley's modeling card in Europe.
It was for the Paris Planning Agency (1974-1976.)

Co-ed Angel

Shelley was a bona fide star by 1980. Here she appears very preppy on the cover of Co-ed Magazine. The pic on the right was from the same photo shoot.

Beautiful in Red

Shelley, gorgeous in her red sweater