Saturday, September 24, 2011

Simply Shelley 1969

Shelley for Simplicity pattern 8611 in 1969


An ad for the 1989 TV movie Bridesmaids

Arden in 1965

Shelley in an Elizabeth Arden ad in 1965

Ad 1974

Shelley in an ad for Acqua di Selva in 1974
(Steen Svensson, Shelley's former flame, is the photographer)

Cover 1986

Shelley on the cover of Modesto Neighbors in 1986

35th Anniversary! Go Angels!

Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Jaclyn Smith as the angels
in the fourth season of Charlie's Angels

It's the 35th Anniversary of Charlie's Angels and over the past 35 years, the series, produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg, has jumped from phenomenon to legend and has spawned several "sequels."

With the series' history, inside stories and influences tackled and re-tackled over the passing years, the series has become part of the world's psyche. All the women who starred in it have their own cult following to this very day. And the series has been reinterpreted and updated through the passing years.

The landmark 1970's television series began with Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith, as the angels. Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts played angels in later seasons. All thoughout the series, David Doyle played their liaison officer, John Bosley, and John Forsythe provided the voice of their boss, Charles Townsend. The series ran from 1976 to 1981.

Aaron Spelling attempted to reignite angel magic with Angels '88 in 1988 with Claire Yarlett, Sandra Canning, Karen Kopins and Téa Leoni (now, the most famous of the group) as the angels of the '80s. But after many delays in production and a title change to Angels 89, the project was shelved.

In 2000, the show jumped to the big screen with the Leonard Goldberg/Drew Barrymore produced Charlie's Angels. Barrymore along with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu played the angels. Bill Murray played John Bosley and John Forsythe returned as the voice of Charles Townsend. In 2003, the same duo produced Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle with Demi Moore playing Charlie's first wayward angel. Bernie Mac joined the cast as Bosley.

This year, Drew Barrymore brought the series back to the small screen with Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor as the angels of 2011. Ramon Rodriguez plays Bosley.

Simplicity Booklet

Shelley on the cover of a Simplicity Booklet from 1972

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Return To The Screen?

Just this September, Filmmaker Stephen Mitchell (Interview cable-TV series) recently blogged about his encounter with Shelley Hack in Los Angeles. Shelley had arranged a lunch with him to discuss a project that would be a possible vehicle for her. Although it seems that their chance of working together is not going to happen, the good news is that Shelley is considering returning to the screen, which is thrilling news, indeed! We love you, Shelley!

Thank you very much to Mr. Stephen Mitchell. Read about it at

Friday, September 9, 2011

Christmas Charlie

Shelley in a portrait for Charlie perfume. Her outfit and hair for the portrait dates the photo to 1981 when this Christmas ad for Charlie perfume was released. She's a knockout.

Cutter Scrubs

Shelley with co-stars Alec Baldwin and Jim Metzler in a pair of stills for their 1983 series Cutter to Houston.

Vital Stats

A newspaper clipping of Shelley's vital statistics around the time her other series Jack and Mike was airing

Kicks Pair

Shelley in a pair of stills for the TV movie Kicks, 1985

Mag Clip

A magazine clipping of Shelley from 1979 about her new angel status. Go angel!

Charlie Scarf

Beautiful Shelley wearing a scarf in one of her iconic Charlie perfume ads, this from 1979.


TV Week Australia may have reported that she had been sacked from Angels but, no matter, Shelley's gorgeous in her sequined red gown.