Sunday, August 26, 2012

Layering

Shelley shows us how to layer everything 
on the September issue of Harper's Bazaar in 1977.

Gorgeous


Shelley is gorgeous in this promo still for Frederick Forsyth Presents A Casualty of War, 1989. The TV movie is part of a series of Forsyth thrillers released from 1989 to 1990 which are all currently available in a DVD box set.

Check out a clip from the film at YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Kcbh3Lhrs&feature=channel&list=UL

Infomercial

Shelley in a 1991 article about infomercials, the newest trend at the time. Infomercials rose in popularity in the '90s and Shelley was one of the first celebrities to join the bandwagon via a David Kibbe makeover video. She would later do another one for Theracel.

Fashion News


Shelley is hippie chic
in Coats & Clark's Fashion News book no. 206 from 1970.


A Guide to Wine

Shelley joined other celebrities in the sort of campy and fun Celebrity Guide to Wine, a special/documentary/guide to everything about wine which was released in 1990. Hosted by Spago's then maître d’hôtel Bernard Erpicum, the special tackled common questions many people had about the “Do's and Don't's of wine drinking, serving, etc.

The other celebrities included the special are Dudley Moore, Kelly LeBrock, Steven Seagal, Whoopi Goldberg, Herbie Hancock, Peter Weller and Robert Loggia. It was directed by Daniel Helfgott.

The special was released on VHS and LD, but you can watch it on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXvOvd5xVYU

Charlie in Paris

Shelley in a 1979 Charlie perfume ad shot in Paris

Make It

A pensive Shelley in the 1971 fall/winter issue
of Seventeen Says Make it magazine

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Healthy Natural Look

"Make-up should always give a woman a healthy natural look" according to Bill Blass in 1977. Shelley wore this Great New Look from Top Designer Blass for Ultima II Charles Revson in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar that year. And Shelley is gorgeous!

Gibson Hair

Shelley wore her hair in a modified Gibson bun for this poster in 1980. The Gibson Girl was illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson and was the feminine ideal in the US from the late 19th to the early 20th century. The hairdo made a brief comeback in the late '70s-early '80s. Oh, and I love Shelley's sporty outfit, so cute.

90-minute Premiere

The 90-minute premiere of Shelley's 1986 TV series Jack and Mike
is the topic of this clipping from September of that year.

Sewing & Fashion

Shelley on the cover of Sewing & Fashion in 1973

A Blessing or a Curse?

Is being a Charlie's Angel a blessing or a curse? That's what this article (from the Feb 17-23, 1980 issue of TV Times) is about. Has the show wreaked havoc on the Angels' personal lives?

The article tells us about the highs and the lows of becoming a Charlie's Angel. It tells us how Kate, Farrah, Jaclyn, Cheryl and Shelley try to balance their fame with their personal lives.

Since the article came out in 1980 (during the show's 4th season,) only five angels were included. But it's interesting that many thought Jaclyn Smith was going to quit the show and wouldn't appear on the 5th season. It's also interesting that many speculated that Priscilla Presley would take Jackie's place (Apparently, Pris was the leading contender in case Jackie did leave.)

Jingle Bells And Santa Bands

Shelley appeared in an editorial for Seventeen magazine in December of 1967 called Jingle Bells And Santa Bands. She modeled pink and orange ensembles for that year's Christmas season.

Fundraising Snaps

Snaps of Shelley at a fundraising event in March of 1984

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Annie Hall Cameo

Shelley's first foray into film was a short cameo in the 1977 Oscar Best Picture Winner Annie Hall (she was credited as Shelly Hack.) Directed by Woody Allen, the film is widely considered to be among the greatest film comedies of all time, influencing film styles as well as fashion. Shelley's hilarious and short but, oh, so memorable appearance in the film is on YouTube. 

  Shelley Hack with Woody Allen and James Burge
Check out out at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv4o6dDPt2s

Easy Ideas

Shelley on the cover of Easy Diet Ideas from 1972

This Week's Movies


A short write up on the on the TV movie Death Car on the Freeway appeared on TV Guide in September of 1979 as one of "This Week's Movies." Shelley was then the new Charlie's Angel with just two episodes under her belt.

You can also watch  it on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7-l8wZOX0
Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Trackdown Still

Shelley with  George Segal, her co-star 
in Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer, 1983

Celebrity Hairdo

Shelley graced the cover of Woman's Day magazine in November of 1979. She also appeared inside the magazine, among the celebrities whose hairdos were featured.

Sunshine Girl

Sunny Shelley on a JC Penney ad for Sunshine Sweaters in 1972

Candids

Shelley in a set of candid taken during an interview in 1978

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Episode Review... Angels Go Truckin'

Charlie’s Angels
Angels Go Truckin'
[Television Series Episode]
Season 4 Episode 2
airdate: September 19, 1979
genre: action/adventure
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Written by Richard Carr
 
Cast:
Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett
Cheryl Ladd as Kris Munroe
Shelley Hack as Tiffany Welles
David Doyle as John Bosley
John Forsythe as Charles Townsend (voice)
Guests:
Joanne Linville as Maggie Brill
Royce D. Applegate as Bingo
James Carrington as Sam Willis
John Chappell as Cafe Manager
James Crittenden as Bobby Lee
Mickey Jones as Bo Mackey
Bill Zuckert as Sherriff
 

  

Plot: 
Charlie assigns the angels to investigate the mysterious robbery of pharmaceuticals worth a million dollars. The trucks carrying the shipment went through  a normal run but discovered they were carrying sandbags when they reached their destination. But how did the switch happen? Maggie Brill, a friend of Charlie’s,  managed the trucking company that was robbed, and she  hired only female drivers. So Kris and Tiffany were sent to trucking school, while Kelly went to work at the truck stop where the original drivers made their only stop. With Maggie’s consent and Charlie’s connections, Kris and Tiff went though the same route, routine and  shipment (they even encountered the same people)  the original drivers went through and ended up with the same result, they were carrying sandbags. Kelly pieces everything together and all three angels discover the mystery behind the clever switch, a staged set of events to divert attention from a very quick cargo exchange at the truck stop. And  the brains behind the robberies? No other than Maggie herself who wasn’t just Charlie’s friend but was actually his employee as well. Because Charlie owned the trucking company. 

 

Summary:
This episode is one of the best episodes of the season, if not the best.  In fact, this gem of an episode  is at par with any 1st season episode and  is probably one of the best of the entire series. The story was so interesting with many twists and turns,  a surprise ending,  plus, a delightful epilogue (one which was very Charlie’s Angels, I must point out.) The supporting cast is to be commended as well.

As the second episode of the 4th season, the rapport between the three girls was coming along really nicely. The banter  between Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack can be likened to the banter between Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett in "Hellride," the first episode of the  1st season (you would also notice  there were scenes where Tiff was so big-sisterly to Kris.) They were so  much fun to watch and you wanted to see more. The dialogue between the three angels was so natural and the little bit of humor and teasing between them was delightful.

Shelley Hack did so well. She was so likable as Tiffany in this episode. Furthermore, acting-wise we can see that she could  handle the material. I don’t know why they were saying that she couldn’t act and why she wasn’t given much to say or do until four more episodes into the season, but in this, she made Tiffany Welles  a solid character.  If the series continued in this direction, things would have been very different.


And the episode definitely took advantage of Shelley’s endlessly long legs with shots of Shelley striding around in those super tight jeans and mile-high boots (which by the way, was so chic.) And sorry to the late Johnny Carson. Her T may not jiggle, but you will notice in this episode that the girl’s got great A.

The the way the story unfolded was so smart, and the action sequence in the end (Tiff kicks butt!!! Go, Tiff!!!) was certified Charlie’s Angels. It was amusing to see the classy Tiffany passing herself off as a truck driver, which could have been played up more. The attraction between Tiff and Sam Willis was so cute and could have been  played up more too. It could have done better with a  little more reaction-to-action sequences (especially, in the angel’s banter sequences.)  But all in all, great episode.


And what I really loved about it was the epilogue. All the smiles and the funny dialogue was so reminiscent of a 1st season episode-ender.  And the three girl were so so lovely, especially Shelley who, as we saw,  deserved to be an angel.  WE BELIEVE IT, WE BELIEVE IT!

The Trio

A 1988 article about Shelley as well as Alec Baldwin and Jim Metzler 
for their TV series Cutter to Houston which came out in the German magazine Bravo

Black and Gold


Shelley in a spread for Vogue in 1974 called the Glamour of Gold. She shows us that "it's the year for black... and gold is the glamour way to wear it."  The spread also featured Shelley in probably her sexiest editorial ever as she modeled black lingerie "to wear under black at night." Shelley never looked so chic.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

TV Guesting

A clipping about Shelley's guest stint on the hit TV series L.A. Law in 1994
where she played an advertising exec accused of sexual harassment

Pigtails

Shelley wore pigtails in the spread called  "Stitch A Hot Combo" 
for Seventeen magazine in October 1966.

Still Gorgeous

Shelley showed us that she's still gorgeous as she walked the red carpet
at the Hallmark Channel's Winter TCA Press Tour Evening Gala last January, 2012.

Fiercely Strong

Shelley on the cover of Northeast Woman in  October of 1986
which also contained an article about her entitled "Fiercely Strong"