Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gorgeous

Gorgeous Shelley on the cover of a See & Sew pattern kit by Butterick, circa around 1977. Shelley is wearing a cowl neck top and a flared skirt, both in bright, beautiful red. Wow!

Beyond Therapy

It seems that Shelley was very busy doing theater throughout the '80s. In this news clipping dated August 1983, she headlined the play Beyond Therapy with Love Boat's Fred Grandy. Would anyone have any information about this? And pics maybe?

With A Fan

Shelley chats with a fan during a break from filming Charlie's Angels.
From her outfit, it looks like she was filming the episode, Angel's Child.

Exit Kate Enter Shelley

A cartoon cover of Shelley for TV Accent
with cartoon versions of Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd
as she was about to join the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979

Simplicity Model

Shelley models Super Simple fashions for Simplicity in 1972

Trackdown Ad

Shelley in an ad for Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer,
a 1983 telefilm she starred in with George Segal

In Red And In Repose

Shelley is glamorous in red and in repose in 1980

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Charlie's Angels: 35 Years of Gorgeous Women


The 35th Year

2011 is the 35th anniversary of the landmark 1970s TV series Charlie’s Angels. For 35 years, Charlie's Angels has been featuring the some of most beautiful women on the planet. It debuted as a phenomenon in 1976 with three gorgeous women doing the "jobs that only men can do" and has since graduated to legend. The show has spawned several reboots and, of course, starred only the most stunning women in Hollywood.

The Latest Reboot


The anniversary also coincides with the debut of the updated version of the series, Charlie’s Angels 2011.

“A cat burglar, a car thief, and a dirty cop get a chance to turn their lives around; fighting crime and working for the mysterious Charlie Townsend.” This is IMDB’s description of Charlie’s Angels 2011. Rachael Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh and Minka Kelly starred as the new angels. Nadine Velazquez guest starred as a fallen angel in the 2011 pilot. The series started strong. The plot was fine, production values were breathtaking and the angels carried guns once again.

The new angels are gorgeous (Minka Kelly is Jaclyn-Smithishly beautiful.) Nadine Velazquez as soldier-turned-angel Gloria Martinez is herself stunning but, unfortunately, her character was killed in the first episode. Nadine /Gloria will now forever be remembered as one of Charlie’s most kick-ass angels.

Roll Call

In its 35-year history, 18 women became angels:

Charlie’s Angels The Original TV Series:
Kate Jackson …as Sabrina Blaylock Duncan
Farrah Fawcett (then Majors) …as Jill Munroe
Jaclyn Smith …as Kelly Garrett
Cheryl Ladd…as Kristine Munroe
Shelley Hack …as Tiffany Welles
Tanya Roberts … as Julie Rogers


Angels '88:
Karen Kopins …as Trisha Lawrence
Claire Yarlett …as Connie Bates
Sandra Canning …as Pam Ryan
Téa Leoni …as Bernie Colter


The Charlie's Angels movies:
Cameron Diaz …as Natalie Cook
Drew Barrymore …as Dylan Sanders/Helen Zaas
Lucy Liu …as Alex Munday
Demi Moore …as Madison Lee


Charlie's Angels TV Series (2011):
Rachael Taylor …as Abby Simpson
Annie Ilonzeh …as Kate Prince
Nadine Velazquez …as Gloria Martinez
Minka Kelly …as Eve French


Too Soon

The new series received scathing reviews. So what’s new? Charlie’s Angels, from the original series to the movies, had always received scathing reviews But does it really matter? It’s tongue-in-cheek not Shakespeare. And though the 2011 series started with a bang, it seems like the show faltered and has now been cancelled (too soon.)


LET’S ALL HOPE IT RESURFACES ON ANOTHER NETWORK.
Why?

Because of all the possible angel guestings. We all want to see Kate, Jaclyn, Cheryl or Tanya reprise their angel roles; We want to see Karen, Claire, Sandra and Téa finally get to spread their angel wings; We want to see Cameron, Drew and Lucy karate chopping those bad guys once again. We even want to see Demi miraculously returning as Charlie’s wayward angel.

But most of all, we think Tiffany has stayed back East toooooo long.
We want to see her guest in Charlie's Angels 2011.
We want to see Shelley Hack back on TV!

Princess Gardner

A close-up of Shelley in her ad for Princess Gardner leather goods in 1975

Cutter Ad

An ad for Shelley's 2nd series Cutter to Houston, 1983.
Alec Baldwin and Jim Metzler co-star.

Grapevine

Shelley appeared in the Grapevine section of Playboy in June1978 with the caption that read "Charlie's Charlie." It talks about her move from Revlon Charlie Girl to big screen actress. The caption even says "Move over (to) Lauren Hutton." A year after, this Revlon Charlie Girl became a Charlie's Angel.

Ritzy

Shelley in a pic used for a Charles of the Ritz ad in 1976. The glam factor in this pic is off the scale and Shelley looks like a diva from the 1920s, gorgeous.

For the clear version of the pic go to
http://www.nealbarr.com/images/celebrities/pages/c_06.htm

Candid and Crested

A pair of candid shots of Shelley in around the late '80s.
She was seen several times wearing this crested jacket.

Too Much Class?

An article about Shelley as it appeared on Glamour in 1980
explaining why she left Charlie's Angels.

Tweed-Look Sweaters

Shelley modeling Tweed-Look Sweaters for Sears in 1974

Simplicity 1971

A Simplicity pattern with Shelley, 1971.
She models pattern number 9666.

CLose Your Eyes

Shelley in an outtake of a publicity photo set from 1979.
She had her eyes closed in the pic.

Tamara

Shelley in a pic used for the publicity of the play Tamara,
which she starred in in 1990.

Charlie Box

Shelley on the cover of a Revlon Charlie perfume box. Notice that the pic on the box came from the same pic set used in the 1979 "Let's Dance" charlie perfume ad. Glam.

Bridesmaids '89

A clearer version of a publicity still from the 1989 TV movie, Bridesmaids.
Shelley is shown with Stephanie Faracy, Brooke Adams and Sela Ward

Young and Lively

Shelley models patterned dresses with white collars in 1974 for Sears.
I love the pic where she's whispering.