Saturday, October 26, 2013

That Fab And Familiar Smile

notice the Charlie logo on her left sleeve

Shelley wore that fab and familiar smile (an icon in itself) in this 1978 Charlie perfume publicity pic. For the pictorial, she wore jeans and a T-shirt with the Charlie logo on the left sleeve. Around her neck was a matching scarf. Stud earrings and a an interesting belt finished the look.


Shelley's Charlie perfume ads (the commercials and print ads) were so popular that after 37 years, everyone who lived through the time still remember her - her smile, her legs, her stride and the commercial jingle. It was so iconic that until this very year, people still write about it. Check out Wendyl Nissen's Sept 20, 2013 article on The New Zealand Herald at:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11127253&ref=rss

Slim 'N' Trim Secrets

Shelley divulged her "slim 'n' trim secrets" in this 1979 article about her diet and exercise routine. She revealed that she got enough exercise daily by jogging and walking and if she's free, she'd go for a swim. She didn't starve her body of all good foods but, instead, stuck to a sensible diet of fruits, vegetables, fish and chicken. Occasionally, she would have a steak. Great tips.

Assistant Polk County Attorney

Shelley went brunette to play Assistant Polk County Attorney Nan Horvat in the 1992 TV movie Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story which was directed by her husband Harry Winer. The movie was based on the true story of Nancy Ziegenmeyer, a 29-year-old rape victom from Grinnell, Iowa, who decided to come out publicly about her ordeal, thus giving the rape victims a face and consequently taking back her life. Her story inspired many. Nan Horvat was Nancy's lawyer.

Special Mention

Mike Pingel on Too Late w/ Adam Carolla
check it out at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO4TpmEYEIg

Shelley got special mention in this clip from Too Late with Adam Carolla which aired on Comedy Central. The show - hosted by, who else, comedian Adam Carolla - featured Angel-ologist Mike Pingel who showed viewers his Charlie's Angels collection. When they started talking about Shelley, Charlie perfume was mentioned and Adam immediately sang the famous jingle. It just proves how lasting and iconic Shelley's Charlie Girl image is. Everyone remembers the song, the fragrance and the woman.

Awards 1987

Shelley Hack attended Liberty Hill Foundation's 5th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards in May of 1987. It was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The Upton Sinclair Award was and is given to people whose lifelong crusade for equality and justice had inspired others. Shelley attended the event with Harry Winer.

Outfits to Lounge-in

Shelley, left, in yellow, white and black
top middle, in green and white
below right, in green and white

Shelley appeared on the spring summer catalog of Speigel in 1972. In a spread called "All Dressed-up for a  Lovely Louge-in," she modeled colorful printed jumper-style culottes with a matching scoop-neck top; and a sleep set consisting of a ruffled double-breasted princess-cut coat over an empire-cut teddy with a matching printed bodice and a ruffled hem. And in all of them, Shelley was just lovely.

Angel in White

Shelley posed for this publicity pic for Charlie's Angels in 1979. She's in the all-white outfit she wore on the epilogue of the Angels episode "The Prince and the Angel." Love her radiant smile.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Sophisticated Charlie Girl

Shelley in a rare Charlie perfume ad from 1982

By 1982, Shelley Hack, The Charlie Girl, had become an icon and many were enamored by the image she projected - gorgeous, sexy, young, carefree and independent. But ads from 1982 featured a more sophisticated Charlie Girl. As Shelley's mane gradually went darker (brunettes were suddenly in vogue in the early '80s), her outfits went from chic to high fashion (see below.) Above is a very rare version of the ad. She's just fabulous in an outfit of polka dots and stripes that would have made Christian Lacroix proud. With darker hair, a medium-brimmed hat, chunky stud earrings and up-to-the-minute slingbacks, Shelley was the epitome of  haute couture '82.

other 1982 Charlie perfume ads with Shelley

Jack and Mike Pilot

Shelley as Jackie on the pilot episode of Jack and Mike, 1986

Shelley's third TV series was Jack and Mike, a dramady about a newspaper columnist (Jackie Shea) and her husband (Mike Brennan), a restaurateur who operates the city's trendiest clubs. In the pilot, Jackie gets involved in a rape case where an innocent man has been accused. With Mike busy with another restaurant opening, the married couple can't seen to find time for each other. It aired September 16, 1986.

 The pilot was released in VHS format in the '90s, 
but the rest of the episodes were never released.
 It would be nice to finally see the entire series on DVD.

Positively Swinging Fashions

Shelley appeared on the cover of Woman's Life Featuring Arts & Crafts on February of 1973. The magazine featured "positively swinging fashions" readers can make by re-designing old clothes. Knitting and crochet ideas, as well as decorating tips, are also featured inside.

Publicity Pic


Shelley posed for publicity pics in 1978. With Annie Hall under her belt, she laid low from modeling (except for Revlon Charlie) and began focusing on an acting career. She had just finished If Ever I See You Again, her first leading lady role, and was looking forward to more roles on the big and small screen.

How Dare They Fire Shelley Hack


Shelley was defended by a fan in this clipping from June 1980. He was disappointed she was let go from Charlie's Angels after just one season. And I agree with him, she wasn't given a fair chance. In the ratings, the first few episodes of the season did great ("Love Boat Angels," Shelley's 1st episode, topped the ratings.) So viewers were definitely interested in her. She was THE fabulous Charlie Girl after all. But as the season progressed, she was consistently given little to say and do. Consequently, viewers lost interest, and the show began to dip in the ratings. When she was finally "equal status" with the other Angels, it was too late. The show had seriously dipped in the ratings. Now what I don't get is this. How could the dip in the ratings be her fault when they didn't let her say or do anything in the first place? So yes, how dare they fire Shelley Hack.

More Knit Knacks


Shelley appeared in the living section of the Los Angeles Times in July 1987. She was featured in a spread entitled "Knit Knacks." According to the spread: "She'll team a finely detailed sweater with well-worn jeans. Or she'll buy two basic rib-knit undershirts and sew them together for a double layer of comfort that isn't too sheer."


Victorian in '68

Shelley appeared in a 1968 fashion spread entitled "Behold The New Victorians" 
which featured fashions inspired by the Victorian era. 
And Shelley looked so sweet in them.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Triangle Top

Shelley modeled the Triangle Top, a knitted top for misses which was featured
in the 1972 magazine Woman's Day 101 Sweaters You Can Knit & Crochet.

Japanese Mag Pics

Shelley appeared on the Japanese fan mag Roadshow in February of 1981. The pics of her used were outtakes from a spread she did for the January 1980 issue of McCall's magazine called "Light, Bright Ways To Keep You Warm" where she modeled quilted coats that readers could make.

Super Skin

Shelley in a 1973 ad for Super Skin, a double-action skin cleanser under the Revlon beauty line Natural Wonder. It super-cleaned and it moisturized. It came in two variants, for normal to dry skin and for oily skin.  It provided "double-action that helps keeps your face looking super all day!"

Tiffany and Julie 2009

Shelley first met fellow Charlie's Angel Tanya Roberts at the Hollywood Collector's Show in Burbank, California in July of 2009, 28 years after the show went off the air. Many fans were thrilled to see both Angels in the same room together because there had never been a Charlie's Angels reunion quite like it. In fact, there had never been a Charlie's Angels reunion that involved all the women who were part of the original series.

 Love, love, love this pic!!!
Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts in a very rare Angel reunion
with ultimate Angel-ologist Mike Pingel in 2009

 thank you to CharliesAngels.com at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CharliesAngelscom/142664852427540
and to iamstevenmichael.com for posting the pic at:
http://iamstevenmichael.com/2012/10/11/charlies-seventh-angel-mike-pingel/
for both posting this rare and fabulous pic

Now it seems it can never happen with the passing of Farrah Fawcett in 2009. But the remaining Angels (namely Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts) can still come together for one last historic pictorial about their phenomenal and legendary TV series. What a great Vanity Fair cover that would be. All of them in one room together, being photographed for the cover of VF and being interviewed - just STELLAR! Maybe Mike Pingel can make it happen.

Can She "Hack" it?

"Can Shelley 'Hack' It As Charlie's Newest Angel?" was the question the magazine Screen Stories posed in September of 1979. Kate Jackson had quit the show and Shelley was coming in to fill in her empty slot. Doing the show meant "many, long hard hours" according to Kate, but Shelley was up for the challenge. "I enjoy hard work," she said, "I get very involved in whatever I do, and ever since I can remember, I wanted to do things best."

Cerulean Blue Sweater

Shelley posed in 1979 for publicity pics in a Cerulean Blue sweater
that would make Miranda Priestly proud.

To quote (from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458352/quotes):
Miranda Priestly: 'This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff. 


Watch the scene on YouTube at:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LVptO7o4L8
 Hahahahaha... Love that!

Shipboard Glam

 
Shelley was shipboard glamorous in this fashion pic from the mid-70s.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Beat the Weather

Shelley appeared in the spread called "Everything You Need to Know to Beat the Weather" for Vogue  in October of 1976. The spread featured 14 pages of "everything you need to stay warm, dry and looking terrific" for the fall 1976 fashion season. Shelley showed readers how to layer a dress, wear the new cashmere collectible (hooded), don the 60/40 best all-weather parka, put together a foul-weather suit and snuggle in a hand-crocheted vest (a chest warmer.) It showed what clothes to wear, what to wear with them and how to wear them. From the clothes to the shoes to the bags and the accessories, everything was just utterly fabulous.

Good Morning Shelley 2

Shelley appeared on Good Morning America on the October 23, 1985. One of the longest running morning television shows in the US, the show was hosted by Joan Lunden and David Hartman at the time.

Paparazzi Night

Shelley was caught by the paparazzi in a night out in town on 1979 after the announcement of her Charlie's Angel-dom. After becoming famous as Revlon's Charlie Girl, it seemed she now worked for another Charlie, Charles "Charlie" Townsend.

Family

Thank you so much to
Charlie's Angels Forever - Fan Club at Facebook
(at https://www.facebook.com/charliesangelfanitalia) 
for posting the pic

Shelley posed with her mom and siblings in this rare pic taken in Michigan in the summer of 2010. According to People magazine, Shelley is the eldest among six children. Her siblings are Shannon, Torry, Shawn, Lance and Babe. Her mom Patricia or "Patti" was a former airline stewardess and Conover Model. She taught Shelley to respect her face and figure. Her father William, a Wall Street financial analyst who died in 1976, "encouraged me to invest my money," Shelley told People magazine in 1979.

Born Yesterday Article

Shelley played Billie Dawn in Pennsylvania Stage Company's 1982 staging of Born Yesterday in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After her other stage triumphs, Vanities and Close Ties, and her critically-acclaimed performance in Martin Scorsese's King of Comedy, Shelley tackled stage once again. An article about the play came out in September of 1982 which included interviews with Shelley and her director Stephen Rothman. They explained their new and fresh approach to the production. The other cast members were Michael O. Smith and Fritz Sperberg. The play ran from September 29 to October 24 of that year and Shelley received glowing reviews.

Look-in Poster

A poster of Shelley was included in a Look-in Magazine issue in 1980. As they were about to run stories featuring the new Charlie's Angels lineup (Shelley with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd), posters the three Angels were published in consecutive issues of the magazine. Some vital stats were also included on the poster.

Brave Looks, Rave Looks

Shelley appeared in the fashion spread entitled "Brave Looks, Rave Looks" for Seventeen magazine on February of 1971. The spread featured fashions made from Navaho-Indian-inspired textiles, tribal art translated via block tie dyes.