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?