Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, WORLD! - Shelley appeared in Christmas versions of the Charlie perfume ad from 1978 up until 1981; but a New Years version, or any other occasion for that matter, was never made. However, a different version of the 1978/1979 Christmas ad was released - where Shelley was wearing an evening pants-ensemble by Sam Originals. Of course, striding alongside The ultimate Charlie Girl was Santa Claus. Shelley never looked so gorgeous.

French Writeup

Shelley's casting as the newest Charlie's Angel in 1979 made news all over the world. A French language writeup about her entitled "Shelley Hack: Un Ange Passe" or "Shelley Hack: Passes For Angel Duties" introduced the lovely young Charlie Girl to French-speaking fans. Shelley was coming in to fill Kate Jackson's empty slot on the show and fans all over the world were interested to know more about Charlie's newest cherub. It mentioned her success as a Supermodel and told fans about her 1978 film If Ever I See You Again.

Simplicity Fashion News 1971

Shelley and teen superstar model Colleen Corby
model the latest teen fashions for 1971
 
Shelley appeared in the January 1971 issue of Simplicity Fashion News, a booklet featuring the latest fashion patterns from Simplicity. On one spread, she was photographed alongside teen superstar model Colleen Corby. She modeled patterns 9718, 9610 and 9597 - which all came together as one chic ensemble for 1971.

That Charlie Girl Smile

Shelley became world-famous in 1976 when she became The ultimate Charlie Girl. Her effortless class, innate chic-ness and unwavering self-confidence came through in the commercials and print ads for the brand. Her long-legged stride was not just fabulous to look at, it also sort of symbolized the huge stride being made by the women's liberation movement. But it was Shelley's smile that captured the imagination of the public. Her effervescent smile conveyed a “Yes, I’m independent, fabulous, happy and I have it all.” attitude which was just so much in sync with the times. Women needed to feel good about their new-found independence and Shelley's famous smile (second only to that of Farrah Fawcett's) said it all.

So Kate and Shelley Have Met

Kate Jackson on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers in 1986
thank you to Gladstone Girl for posting
KATE JACKSON OF "CHARLIE'S ANGELS" FAME - THE JOAN RIVERS SHOW, 1989
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACVChwECoYE
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Kate Jackson appeared on the The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers in October 16, 1986 when she was currently doing the TV series Scarecrow and Mrs King. People magazine put her, along with fellow Charlie's Angels Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith, on their October 20, 1986 cover. The issue looked back on the hit series and updated readers on what all six actresses (Kate, Farrah, Jaclyn, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts) have been up to since the series ended.

the cover of People magazine's October 20, 1986 issue

It's interesting to note that Kate admitted to meeting Shelley Hack sometime in the '80s. When Joan asked her who she wasn't friendly with among all the six Angels, she said, "Well, I didn't know the two who came after me. I met Shelley Hack, and she was very nice." I guess what she meant was she met Shelley in passing but they're not close friends. Kate met Tanya Roberts in the Motor City Comic Con in June of 2004.

Kate and Shelley met sometime in the '80s,
but they're not close friends.
How great it would have been if someone took pics, right?

Wouldn't it be nice to see all of the TOS Angels being interviewed and photographed together? Well, sadly, sans Farrah Fawcett of course. But seeing Kate, Jaclyn, Cheryl, Shelley and Tanya together for one ultimate Angel reunion would make Angel fans all over the world go wild.

Dodging The Paparazzi

When Shelley became a superstar in 1979, she made it clear in interviews that she was a very private person and was protective of her family's privacy. She couldn't dodge the paparazzi though, and they were relentless. She and her fellow Charlie's Angels were among the most photographed celebrities of 1979.

That Stride

Shelley striding for Charlie perfume in 1978

Shelley's long-legged sexy stride remains one of the most memorable images of the 1970s. It was used to its full advantage in those iconic Charlie perfume ads she made. It was sort of symbolic of the strides being made by the women's liberation movement at the time. And everyone wanted to stride like Shelley, the fabulous Charlie Girl.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

Shelley in the 1981 Christmas version of the Charlie Perfume ad

MERRY CHRISTMAS, WORLD - Shelley appeared in Christmas versions of the Charlie perfume ad from 1978 up until 1981. The ad featured her striding that Charlie Girl stride alongside the season's most popular character, Santa Claus. Of course, as THE Charlie Girl, Shelley was dressed to the most glamorous hilt - as the season always demands. In the 1981 version, an artwork version of Shelley was used, but as always, she was glammed up for a night out in town. She again wore a Victorian-inspired ruffled blouse, but this time, it was black, sheer and sexy. Instead of trousers, she wore a pair of evening clam-diggers, the latest trend at the time. A pair of matching slingback heels, a pair of festive over-sized button earrings and a radiant effervescent smile finished her look. As always, Shelley was downright gorgeous.

Shelley looking fab for Charlie perfume, December 1981

Screaming at a Hero Sandwich

Shelley told one reporter back in 1986, after returning from filming The Stepfather in Canada, how she helped a boy in Vancouver get over the harmful effects of another horror flick. She invited the boy on the set and let him watch as she screamed in front of a camera while looking at a grip eating a hero sandwich. Any boy would have gotten over his fear after that. Shelley was such a sweetheart for helping the boy out.

The Gold Standard

Shelley at an event in 1980 wearing a stunning and sexy gold evening gown
that looked absolutely perfect on her

Simply Darling

Shelley was simply darling on the cover of Simplicity Pattern No. 9472 back in 1971. She modeled a dog-ear collared daytime gown that could also be sewn as a dress or a blouse. The pattern package came with a tissue lesson chart on how to apply an invisible zipper. And Shelley looked so young and so fresh in her outfit.

Gorgeous in Red

Shelley posed for a lot of publicity pictures back in 1979 an 1980 when she became a Charlie's Angel. In one of them, she was in the red outfit she wore in the CA episode "Three For The Money." The photographer had her recline on a matching red sofa with a come-hither look. Shelley was gorgeous and the photo brought out Shelley's beautiful blue eyes.

Jackie and Mike

Tom Mason and Shelley Hack in a publicity pic for Jack and Mike, 1986

Shelley's third foray into series TV was Jack and Mike, where she played Jackie Shea, a married yuppie who worked for a newspaper. Her husband, played by Tom Mason, was Mike Brennan, a successful restauranteur who owned three hip restaurants in Chicago where the couple lived. The show came right after Moonlighting and received decent ratings but was cancelled after only one season despite a few raves from some critics. Let's hope Shelley decides to return to series TV. Her fans sorely miss her.

Setting the Tone

Shelley appeared on the cover of the French version of Charlie Hit Parade, a compilation of recordings recommended by Charlie for the Charlie Girl in everyone. Charlie Hit Parade, des couleurs qui donnent le ton! La senteur no 1 Revlon translates to "Charlie Hit Parade, colors that set the tone! From Revlon's no. 1 scent." The cover featured Shelley tinkling the ivories as Bobby Short looked on. In her strapless scarlet number, Shelley looked sensational.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Countdown 2

Shelley in the 1980 Christmas version of the Charlie Perfume ad
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS, WORLD - Shelley appeared in Christmas versions of the Charlie perfume ad from 1978 up until 1981. The ad featured her striding that Charlie Girl stride alongside the season's most popular character, Santa Claus. Of course, as THE Charlie Girl, Shelley was dressed to the most glamorous hilt - as the season always demands. In the 1980 version, she wore an evening pants-ensemble by Sam Originals consisting of a white Victorian-inspired ruffled blouse - with a matching black satin ribbon around the neck - and a pair of crisp white evening slacks. A fabulous pair of open-toed evening heels and a set of festive earrings finished her look. The ad came out in 1980 an is one of the most glamorous versions of the Charlie ads ever. And Shelley was downright gorgeous in it.

No Bumb Blonde

an article about Shelley from TV Week, July 1979

Many articles about Shelley came out upon the announcement of her casting on Charlie's Angels. She was already a supermodel by then - famous for her Charlie perfume commercials and print ads. But as many found out, this blonde was no dumb blonde. She obtained a degree in history from prestigious Smith College and studied archeology in Sydney, Australia. And not only was she well-educated, she was smart with her money as well. She bought a 224-acre farm in a rural part of New York State with her earnings, using it as a weekend retreat - away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It seems Charlie got lucky with this one.

The Angel and the Soap Superstar

In 1985, former Charlie's Angels star Shelley appeared in the TV movie Kicks. With her in the teleflick was Soap Superstar Anthony Geary. The film was about a couple brought together by one common interest - a need to live life on the edge. But the how far were they willing to go to fulfill that need? The film has been released in VHS format. Lets hope the DVD version will follow soon.

Summer Girl 4

Shelley appeared in a spread for Cosmopolitan magazine called "Turquoise... for Summer Show-offs!" in June of 1978. She modeled the latest summer fashions in, what else, turquoise. The spread was a sort of promo for her latest film If Ever I See You Again. The pics were taken at the Southampton Princess Hotel in Bermuda by her former flame Steen Svensson.


In one pic, Shelley wore a "free-fall caftan" from Greek Island Ltd. Underneath it, she donned the "wee-est bikini" of the season by Monika Tilley for Elon. It showed off her fabulously long and shapely gams. A Don Kline sun hat and Ruza's bamboo bangles finished her sexy, sensational look.


In another pic, Shelley wore a Don Kline outfit consisting of a bolero and camisole combo-top over a pair of billowy pants - a winning look for the summer of 1978. A Don Kline hat, a necklace by Greek Island Ltd., bracelets by Red Cobra and footwear by Seven Stars finished her look. Elegant tassels were added to furher enhace her beachy outfit. Shelley looked divine.


In yet another pic, Shelley wore a "sports hooded cotton velour blouson" and "roomy shorts" - both by Ralph Lauren. Next to her was a duffel bag, a souvenir from Eastern Airlines, the airline that flew Shelley to beautiful Bermuda for the shoot.

Yellow and Fab

Shelley out and about in 1987 with her future husband director Harry Winer
in a fabulous all-black blouse and skirt outfit and white evening coat 
accessorized with a pair of up-to-the-minute yellow earrings
and a matching pair of yellow evening pumps

TV's Newest Superstar

Shelley appeared on the cover of Cue New York's September 28, 1979 issue. She had been cast as one of Charlie's Angels and was in the very much in the limelight during the fall season of that year. She was joining a show that made superstars out of its cast members; and Shelley was predicted to be on her way to becoming one as well.

Second TV Series

Shelley starred in her second TV series in 1983, Cutter to Houston. In it, she played Dr. Beth Gilbert, an ambitious surgeon who had her eye on joining a big-city hospital in Houston, Texas, after her tenure in Cutter (a fictitious Texas town) of course. The show also starred Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Countdown 1

Shelley in the 1979 Christmas version of the Charlie Perfume ad

MERRY CHRISTMAS, WORLD - Shelley appeared in Christmas versions of the Charlie perfume ad from 1978 up until 1981. The ad featured her striding that Charlie Girl stride alongside the season's most popular character, Santa Claus. Of course, as THE Charlie Girl, Shelley was dressed to the most glamorous hilt - as the season always demands. In the 1978 version, she wore an evening pants-ensemble by Sam Originals consisting of a black sequined evening jacket over a white Victorian-inspired blouse complete with matching black satin ribbon around the neck. A pair of shiny black satin slacks, two-toned evening heels and chunky glam earrings finished her look. The ad first appeared on December of 1978. But it seems Shelley became so busy with Charlie's Angels the year after that the ad ran again on December of 1979.

Girl Talk

A promo pic for Vanities entitled Girl Talk
 
Shelley starred- alongside Family Ties' Meredith Baxter and Smallville's Annette O'Toole - in the stage play Vanities back in 1981. The play was filmed for HBO's Standing Room Only and was Shelley's first attempt at stage acting. Shelley made the gutsy move to do a play right after her stint on Charlie's Angels and was successful. The play was a hit and Shelley astounded critics - she received glowing reviews for her performance. Looking back, if Shelley's acting was actually fine on Death Car on the Freeway (pre-Angels), on her Love Boat guest stint (during Angels) and on Vanities (post-Angels), how could she have been so bad on Charlie's Angels?

See & Sew Gorgeous

Shelley wearing Butterick's See & Sew pattern 5780
 
Shelley appeared in several pattern packages for Butterick's See & Sew in 1977. In one, she modeled pattern number 5780 - a blouse/sweater top that could be worn on its own or over something else. And Shelley was breathtakingly gorgeous in the package pic.
 
 Go, girl! Smile that smile!

Fall Fashions 3

Shelley appeared in the September 1975 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. In a spread called "The Best of Fall Fashions," she modeled fashions to sew, crochet and knit by Simplicity Patterns. The pictures were taken in The Old Village at the Historic Towne of Smithville in New Jersey, a restoration town "where life is lived as it was circa 1800." And Shelley looked positively lovely in the latest fall fashions for 1975.
 
Shelley modeled Simplicity pattern 7053 - a "peasant patterned long dirndl and quilted vest, in wool challis by Liberty of London" and pattern 6625 - "a puffed sleeve blouse, sewn in Landau's wool jersey."
 
Shelley modeled a crocheted, ruffled, triangular shawl
made with Columbia Minerva's Nantuk Bulky acrylic yarn.
 
Shelley in the crocheted, ruffled shawl

2012 Appearance

Shelley- still gorgeous at a Hallmark Channel event back in 2012

It's Darn Good

Shelley starred in the 1985 TV movie Single Bars Single Women which, as one writer put it, was "darn good." The film explored the singles scene for women - post women's liberation. Women had finally come out on their own, so the rules of dating were changing, fast. No longer in need of escorts and chaperones, women could now go bar-hopping alone and meet the men they want to meet. Women finally had a voice and a choice.

Summer Girl 3

Shelley appeared in a spread for Cosmopolitan magazine called "Turquoise... for Summer Show-offs!" in June of 1978. She modeled the latest summer fashions in, what else, turquoise. The spread was a sort of promo for her latest film If Ever I See You Again. The pics were taken at the Southampton Princess Hotel in Bermuda by her former flame Steen Svensson.

In one pic, Shelley wore an "airborne cotton plisse" dress by Stephen Burrows' World. The fabulous summer outfit had a "blouson bodice" precariously held up by a piece of string and featured a "flyaway skirt." Red Cobra shell jewelry and a pair of "barefoot sandals" by Goody Two Shoes finished her look. And Shelley was gorgeous in it.

In another pic, Shelley wore a voluminous crispy cotton shirt tunic (that could be worn on its own or over a skirt, leggings or pants) by Porter House. Her belt and accessories were by Greek Island Ltd. Shelley was just stunning.