Saturday, May 31, 2014

Candid Pics

A candid pic of Shelley in the '80s

Shelley was snapped by the paparazzi back in the mid '80s signing autographs for fans. She was out and about in an oversized, up-to-the-moment, white oval-dotted blue sweater over a casual manly top. She finished it off with a stand of pearls and a very casual do. Shelley was just lovely.

Shelley signing autographs
Notice her purse... Seems she had it since her Angels days.

In A Plushy Coat

Shelley modeled plushy and luxurious coats to keep the cold out 
for Seventeen magazine's November 1970 issue.

Seaquest DSV on DVD


The first season of Seaquest DSV is out on DVD. It was a science fiction TV series that first aired in 1993 and starred Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis and Stephanie Beacham - to name a few. Shelley Hack appeared on the pilot episode "To Be Or Not To Be" as Marilyn Stark, the original captain of Seaquest (a Deep Submergence Vehicle.) Steven Spielberg was as one of the series' executive producers during its first two seasons. Get a copy now.

The Art of Sewing

Shelley art on The Art of  Sewing The Personal Touch

Shelley appeared on the pages of the book The Art of  Sewing The Personal Touch back in 1973. Aside from pics of her modeling some of the fashions featured in the book, her pic was also used in an artwork that opened chapter 1, Proclaiming Yourself. And Shelley was gorgeous a usual.

a close up of Shelley

A 5 Minute Update

And update on some of the brightest stars of 1979

Shelley was among the stars featured in Photoplay magazine's "5 Minute Update" portion back in 1979. She had just joined the cast of Charlie's Angels and was photographed and talked about incessantly during the era.

an update on Shelley back in '79

Fall Winter 1970

Shelley appeared on the fall winter catalog of Spiegel for 1970. She modeled winter wear and was photographed in a fun black and white winter coat over matching plaid slacks. The look was for a sophisticated young lady, and she definitely was a sophisticate.

Celebrity Guide to Wine

Shelley's pic
on the Celebrity Guide to Wine cover

Shelley was among the celebrities who participated in the fun and campy 1990 instructional video Celebrity Guide to Wine. Hosted by Spago's then maître d’hôtel Bernard Erpicum, the video answered questions many people had regarding the drinking and serving of wine. Dudley Moore,Whoopi Goldberg, Herbie Hancock, Kelly LeBrock, Robert Loggia and Steven Seagal were also in the video. It was released in VHS and LaserDisc format.

the cover of Celebrity Guide to Wine
in LaserDisc format

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Series 1983

Alec Baldwin, Shelley Hack and Jim Metzler
played doctors in Cutter to Houston

Shelley starred in her second TV series, Cutter to Houston,  in 1983. Her co-stars were Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin. They played doctors who were assigned to a small community hospital (in the fictional town of Cutter) that was hooked up via computer to a big city hospital in Houston (90 miles away.) Although, the series received some critical praise, it was cancelled after only seven episodes (with two episodes unaired.) Sleeper hits were still unheard of then. This series is very hard to find, so I wish they would release the series on DVD.

a newspaper clipping about the series

Fan Captured

Shelley, in around the late 1980s, was captured in a pic by a fan.

V-Neck Gown

Shelley appeared in a spread called "Cozy Styles in Brushed Acetate-And-Nylon" for JCPenney's fall and winter catalog in 1975. Shelley modeled the V-Neck gown. With white bands on the collar, neckline and long full sleeves, it came in red and royal blue. It also came with a white self-tie belt. Shelley looked like a sophisticate in it. Also, just love Shelley's curls in this one.

Headshot Guest

a headshot of Shelley from the late '80s/early '90s 

Shelley was recently a "guest headshot" on the Bingo and Sauce Show last May 16, 2014. Bingo and Sauce Show is a 30-minute unscripted internet show hosted by Bings and Lady Sauce, hence the title. They talk about and comment on mainstream, topical, political and offbeat issues. On their second episode, they has Shelley as a guest, a "headshot guest" that is. A headshot of Shelley (the one above) was used by the duo on the show. They talked about her a bit before going through their main topic for the episode.

Watch it at:
BINGO and SAUCE Show TWO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_5DAyhqLWE

Change Yourself From Inside Out

Shelley gave a fan magazine some of her ideas on how readers could change themselves from the inside out. Not only did she recommend a change of hairstyle, makeup and dress sense, but she also encouraged exercise, proper diet and improving one's mind.

A Cult Classic

A few Screen Captures of Shelley
in Death Car on the Freeway

In 1979, Shelley top-billed a telefilm that has since become a cult classic, Death Car on the Freeway. Directed by stuntman Hal Needham, the film was very well paced and was really an unforgettable piece of television entertainment. George Hamilton, Peter Graves, Dinah Shore, Barbara Rush, Frank Gorshin and a host of many other stars appeared on the film with Shelley. If you can get a copy, watch it.

cover of a Spanish language version
of the telefim in VHS format

The New Headliners

Shelley modeled the The New Headliners for 1971, as recommended by Simplicity Fashion News. Pattern 9225 was a mini-dress or a blouse (whichever you preferred) that had touches of peasantry. With details such as flirty sleeves and bands of embroidered braids, Simplicity simply stated that it should be in everyone's wardrobe at that time. Oh, and Shelley's absolutely adorable in them.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

JapMag Report

Shelley appeared in a Japanese fan magazine in the early '80s. She was featured in a spread that reported the off-screen activities of the big Hollywood stars of the time. Christopher Atkins, Kristy McNichol, Paul Michael Glaser and Dudley Moore were featured as well.

1978 Promo Stills

Shelley with Joe Brooks in a promo still
for the film If Ever I see You Again back in 1978

Shelley smiling her captivating smile in a promo still
for the film If Ever I see You Again back in 1978

Junior Bazaar

Shelley appeared in the Junior Bazaar section
of Sears 1973 fall-winter catalog.

Shelley Hack - Bond Girl

In 1978, it was reported that Cubby Broccoli, producer of many James  Bond films, talked to Shelley Hack about jumping from Charlie Girl to Bond Girl. Shelley was at the height of her Charlie Girl success, and Hollywood was taking notice. The film was Moonraker; and eventually, Shelley did test - for the role of Dr. Holly Goodhead. But a chance encounter on a plane between Lois Chiles and the film's director Lewis Gilbert ended with Chiles eventually winning the role. You see, he wanted her for another Bond film (The Spy Who Loved Me) two years earlier, but she turned it down.

So was Shelley sexy enough to play a Bond Girl?
You be the judge.

Tiffany Welles

When Shelley won the role of Tiffany Welles in Charlie's Angels in 1979, the media was awash with publicity pics of her and her co-stars Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. In one set of publicity pics, they all wore colorful and glamorous silk robes. Solo pics of Shelley from that set were released, and she looked absolutely heavenly them.

Lucky to be Born a Woman

Shelley appeared in an ad for The American Fur Industry back in 1976. With the tagline "How Lucky to be Born a Woman," Shelley posed in a sumptuous fur coat (not such a good idea nowadays) and was downright glamorous.

The Very Best of Friends

Shelley in some screen captures from the Cutter to Houston episode
"The Very Best of Friends" which aired in 1983

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cutter to Houston Cast

the Cutter to Houston cast
K Callan, Jim Metzler, Shelley Hack, Alec Baldwin and Susan Saldivar

Shelley starred in her second TV series Cutter to Houston back in 1983. She starred alongside Jim Metzler and young, newcomer Alec Baldwin. They played doctors (Dr. Beth Gilbert, Dr. Andy Fenton and Dr. Hal Wexler respectively) who were assigned to a clinic located in the fictional town of Cutter, Texas. The clinic was hooked up via computer (a novel idea at the time) to a big city hospital in Texas; hence the title of the series. Other mainstays included veteran actors K Callan as Connie Buford and Noble Willingham as  Mayor Warren Jarvis. Susan Saldivar (aka Susan Styles) played Nurse Patty Alvarez.

1978 Publicity Pics


Shelley posed for publicity pics in 1978 for her upcoming movie If Ever I see You Again  where she was cast in her first leading lady role as Jennifer Corly. The movie didn't do so well in the box office, but the film's theme song (Roberta Flack's version) reached no.1 on Billboard magazine's Easy Listening chart.


A Really Great Charlie's Angels Book

Check out page 229 of Channel Surfing: Charlie's Angels.
I want to thank Mike Pingel for including my artwork in his book.
I consider it a big honor to be part of it;
and, yes, Mike, it "would have been nice if it happened."

I recently ordered (online) the book Channel Surfing: Charlie's Angels by Mike Pingel; and I was so excited when it finally arrived. I immediately read through the entire book the day I got it. The book contains a lot of interesting facts and trivia about the series and the people who were involved in the making of the series. It was fun to read about the stars, the producers, the guests and every little tidbit about the show; but it was most thrilling to read the part entitled "Shelley Hack Memories" in chapter four. It was a short and sweet piece, but it was packed with a lot of info regarding Shelley's Hollywood experience. What a great Angels book this is. Thank you, Mike.

Can artwork with Tanya Roberts, Shelley Hack and Cheryl Ladd
be on the cover of a Charlie's Angels book too? Just wondering.

Vested Girls

"We are the Vested Girls," as the ad went. Shelley appeared in a 1972 ad for Ship'n Shore modeling a vest and shirt. She wore the Coolie Jacquard Vest over an Orlon Chalour Shirt. And with Shelley's facial expression, she was just so cute in the ad.

Girl with the Wonderful Job


When Shelley was cast as Tiffany Welles on Charlie's Angels, many write-ups about her came out. Write-ups about her casting, her career and her personal life came out. She had won the role of a lifetime, a role coveted by many actresses and models at the time. She became "the girl with the wonderful job," and she seemed ready to deal with the difficult job of being a Hollywood star.


At A Benefit

Shelley attended a benefit in Beverly Hills, California
in November of 1987.

Classy in a Jumpsuit

Thank you so much to kathyloghry.blogspot.com
for posting the pic

Shelley modeled a button-front jumpsuit and a medium-heeled slip-on for Sears catalog in 1978. The item was sold the year before and was now on sale. And, boy, did Shelley make that jumpsuit look really classy.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

'80s Publicity Pic

Shelley was just downright gorgeous
in this publicity pic taken in the mid-80s

30th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition

Check out The King of Comedy: 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Review at:
http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/reviews/king-comedy-30th-anniversary-blu-ray-review.html

 Thirty years after it's original theatrical release, The King of Comedy is now available in blu-ray format. Aside from the main feature, deleted/extended scenes and trailers, it also includes the featurettes "Closing Night at the Tribeca Film Festival: A Conversation with Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro and Jerry Lewis" and "A Shot at the Top: The Making of The King of Comedy." The site Blur-rayDefinition.com (many thanks to this site) reviewed the film and said, "The King of Comedy will suck viewers in from the beginning and hold them tight until the end." It also said that the film is "highly recommended."

Shelley Hack in a scene with Robert De Niro
from The King of Comedy

Directed by Martin Scorsese, The King of Comedy captured great performances from Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. Supporting cast members Sandra Bernhard and Shelley Hack also turned in excellent performances. Although the film didn't make box-office gold at the time of its release, it has since received a cult following among movie aficionados. With its story being so relevant today (it dealt with the "I-will-do-anything-to-become-a-star syndrome") the film is better understood now than it was at the time of its release. It's really a great piece of work. Watch it.

The Two-Piece Dress

Shelley modeled the Dress of the Year for Vogue in 1974. Part of "The New York Collections," the dress/dresses she wore were the latest in city dressing for fall of that year. She modeled a "three-piece two-piece dress" consisting of a "pullover shirt with a sweater inside and a skirt that moves." Also, she modeled the "perfect two-piece dress - prefect under furs." And, of course, she looked just like a million dollars in both of them.

Body Bazaar

Shelley appeared in a spread entitled "Body Bazaar" for Seventeen magazine in March of 1971. Featuring fashion cash-ins for $10 and under, the spread "explored the inner underworld of great fashion outlooks." In other words, it showcased affordable but fabulous fashions.

Shelley modeled a T-shirt style bodysuit with a cute clock applique 
that could be worn over jeans or a skirt.

Shelley modeled a mismatched bikini ensemble consisting of a lemon-yellow crisscross bra and a lemon-lime-orange floral bikini. For the pic, she wore a lime hose that complemented her cute ensemble.

From Girl To Angel

Shelley flew from from being THE Charlie Girl to being a Charlie's Angel in 1979, when she was hired to fill-in the vacancy left by Kate Jackson on Charlie's Angels. She was sought after by everyone when she was cast, even before she filmed a scene for the series. Everyone wanted to know everything about Charlie's new Angel; and many things were written about her, true and not-so-true. But like they say, "publicity is publicity" and Shelley got a loin's share of it back in '79.

Shelley and Harry

Shelley and her husband director Harry Winer attended 
the 44th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in March of 1992.

And Shelley was just radiant that night.