Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, WORLD!

Good Houskeeping

a writeup about Shelley
from the Spanish language magazine Buenhogar, Aug 1979

Shelley appeared on the cover--

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--as well as inside the Spanish language magazine Buenhogar (Good Housekeeping) in August of 1979. She had just become the TV's newest Angel and people around the world were interested in this Charlie Girl turned Charlie's Angel. Naturally, she was asked to divulge her beauty secrets. And in the writeup called "Acualquier Hora: Shelley Hack Nos Da Sus Secretos" (Any Time: Shelley Hack Gives Us Her Beauty Secrets"), she dos exactly that. Shelley was one of THE Supermodels of the era and had number of secrets to share with Buenhogar readers.

Shelley, gorgeous in 1979

From Charlie Girl To Charlie's Angel

Shelley in  writeup from Seventeen magazine, Nov 1979

Shelley reached Supermodel status in 1976 when she began endorsing Charlie perfume. It was an era when exclusive modeling contracts were unheard of and giant cosmetics companies were beginning to give them out. Shelley signed on to become Revlon's Charlie Girl and the brand became an international sensation, a phenomenon worldwide - catapulting Charlie and Shelley Hack to iconic status. This brought Shelley to the attention of Spelling-Goldberg in 1979. They were looking for a girl to fill in Kate Jackson's empty slot in their hit series Charlie's Angels; and Shelley fit the part to a T. She was THE Charlie Girl, and now she was going to be their newest Charlie's Angel.

Out and About in '87

Shelley out and about in March, 1987 and in between two Disney characters
at the 24th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards

Shelley in Kasper for Joan Leslie

Shelley in an ad for Lillie Rubin
featuring a Kasper for Joan Leslie outfit

Shelley appeared in many ads during her modeling career. One of them was an ad for Lillie Rubin featuring a Kasper for Joan Leslie outfit. Herbert Kasper is an award-winning designer who joined the firm of Leslie Fay, becoming the designer for their Joan Leslie division. The outfits produced were high end and were sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and the high fashion store Lillie Rubin.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

The Newest Angel

Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle and Shelley Hack
on the set of  "Love Boat Angels" filmed
in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Shelley became Charlie's newest Angel in 1979 and was soon whisked away to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to film her debut episode "Love Boat Angels". Shelley was a glamorous Supermodel when she joined the series was going to bring a "Tiffany touch" to the show, as People magazine put it.

a writeup about Shelley from 1979

Firm & Natural

Shelley in a two-page ad for Firm & Natural, 1975

Shelley appeared in a 1975 ad for Firm & Natural hairspray by Avon. The product was guaranteed to hold hair up  - even in the rain. And Shelley showed consumers that the product does give the long-lasting hold every girl wants and needs. She was so cute in this one.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Come as a Christmas Angel!

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen magazine, Dec 1964

Shelley's very first Christmas Spread for Seventeen magazine was for the December 1964 issue of the mag. In the spread called "Come as a Christmas Angel", she modeled makeup that young girls were recommended to wear "for all the holiday parties". The new look of that season was to add a sparkle of gold. Soft pink and peaches on the skin, cheeks and lips complemented the golden look. Shiny hair, golden nail polish and golden accessories finished the positively angelic look. And Shelley looked angelic indeed; in fact, 15 years later, she did become an real Angel - a Charlie's Angel. How's that for premonition?

Shelley looking positively angelic for Seventeen magazine, Dec 1964
MERRY CHRISTMAS, WORLD!!!

Luxurious Christmas Looks


top and bottom, Shelley and Mel Harris
in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, December 1977


Shelley appeared in a holiday layout for Harper's Bazaar in December of 1977. She modeled outfits perfect for those intimate Christmas celebrations at home with the family. She modeled The Black Velvet Smoking Suit by Fernando Sanchez and The Cachet of Cashmere and Crepe by Odette Barsa. Shelley looked sensational in both outfits.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

TV Tales Apprearance

screen captures of Shelley from TV Tales: Charlie's Angels

In 2002, Shelley appeared in the E! network series TV Tales which featured the TV show Charlie's Angels. It was one of the few times she agreed to be interviewed about the legendary TV series that made her - as well as Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Tanya Roberts - famous throughout the world. Shelley memories, thoughts and insights about the show were very interesting. In fact, from there, it can be seen why she was chosen  to take over the "intelligent" Angel role - because that is exactly what she is. Shelley is not only classy, she's a very bright girl.

Sparkling Eyes

Shelley in a spread for Avon makeup, 1975

Shelley appeared in many catalogs during her modeling days. In a 1975 catalog, she appeared in a spread called "Sparkling Eyes" where she modeled Avon eye makeup. She wore the makeup look that was perfect for the Holiday season of that year. And Shelley was absolutely gorgeous in those Avon eye shadows and accents.

The After-Six Answer

closeups of Shelley from a spread for Glamour magazine, October 1965

Shelley appeared in a spread for Glamour magazine called "The After-Six Answer: Bright-bead Handbags and Silk Shoes" in October of 1965. In the spread she modeled a backless black woolen dress by Nancy Ebker for Act III which was simple and the perfect outfit to wear with brightly beaded evening bags and silk evening footwear. Shelley was just gorgeous in the spread.

Shelley in a spread for Glamour magazine, October 1965

The Newest Angel

a closeup of Shelley from the clipping below

When Shelley became a Charlie's Angel in 1979, the paparazzi went wild and followed her very move - even before she filmed anything for the TV series. Everyone wanted to know more about TV's newest cherub; and the paparazzi wasn't going to disappoint anyone - pictures of her were splashed everywhere. Newest Angel Shelley was in a for a very wild ride indeed.

a clipping of Shelley with Broadway stars Ben Vereen and Candy Clark

Relax

Shelley in a 1975 teaser ad

In 1975, Shelley appeared in a teaser ad for a certain product.
Can you guess what it was?
Relax, nothing will happen if you can't guess it.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pretty in Pink

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, Dec 1967

Shelley appeared in many teen magazines in the 1960s, particularly Seventeen. She was still a student and her summer job was modeling; it beat waitressing according to her. She appeared in many issues of Seventeen and in December of 1967, she was featured in a spread modeling a pink ensemble, appropriate for young ladies like her at the time. Her pink outfit was finished with a matching hose, shoes, bag, hat and lipstick. And Shelley was definitely pretty in pink.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Ladies of the Night

In 1983, Shelley was included in a writeup called "Ladies of the Night" which featured the leading ladies on primetime TV at the time. Shelley had a new TV series, Cutter to Houston, and was out to prove that she was more than just a pretty face. She got great reviews for her work in the stage play Vanities and the feature film The King of Comedy; and she was ready to show that she had acting chops to accompany her looks. Unfortunately, her series was canceled before it could find audience.

Exciting Accessory Tops

Shelley in a hand-crocheted poncho

Shelley appeared in Sears Wish Book for the 1973 Christmas Season catalog. On one spread called "today's Most Exciting Accessory Tops", she modeled the perfect finishing touch to anyone's wardrobe - a hand-crocheted poncho. It was deemed "one of the most exciting accessories in  today's (1973) fashion scene". It was beautifully designed with diamond pattern crocheting and was imported from the Philippines. And worn over a red sweater and pant ensemble, the poncho was just smashing.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Wish Book for the 1973 Christmas Season catalog

Jackie Shea

Shelley played married journalist Jackie Shea in her third foray into series TV, Jack and Mike. The show lasted from 1986 to 1987 and was a delight to watch. Let's hope the it makes it on DVD.

Fine Polyester Fashion

a closeup of Shelley from a Visa fabric ad, 1976

In 1976, Shelley appeared in an ad for Visa, a fabric manufacturer that produced polyester - which was very popular in the 1970s. In Shelley's ad, it was used by Koret of California to make up-to-date fashions for the modern working woman. The polyester used was a special blend called Milliken Visa. And Shelley looked fabulous in Koret's working girl ensemble.

Shelley in a Visa fabric ad, 1976

Love Boat Angel

Shelley in some candid pics from when she filmed
her first Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels"

Shelley joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979; and her first episode was "Love Boat Angels". There was so much publicity about her being chosen to fill in Kate Jackson's empty slot in the TV series, and everyone was excited to see THE Charlie Girl/Supermodel become an Angel. But fans were disappointed when, in her first episode, she wasn't given much to say or do. Although relatively new in acting, Shelley wasn't clueless about what she was doing. She did go to acting school prior to being in the series; plus, she did pass the auditions, so that means she could handle the material. She just needed a chance to show what she could do.

Looks That Last 4

Shelley in a spread for Redbook magazine, Feb 1984

Shelley appeared in a spread for Redbook magazine's Feb 1984 issue called "Looks That Last". It featured the chemise or the sack dress - which was making a big comeback in the mid-'80s. Of course, it had wider shoulders and a looser fit, a popular silhouette at the time.

Shelley modeled a sexy chemise with a provocative V back
for Redbook magazine, Feb 1984

Shelley was making a comeback as well. She wowed critics in the stage plays Vanities and Born Yesterday and in the Martin Scorsese film The King of Comedy with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. She got great reviews for the play Close Ties and the TV movies Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer and Found Money. She also was noticed for her work in  her TV series Cutter to Houston, which should have had a longer run.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Saturday, December 5, 2015

One of the Best TFTC Episodes Ever

screen captures of Shelley
from the Tales from the Crypt 1994 episode "The Assassin"

Aired over the HBO cable channel, Tales from the Crypt was a horror anthology series that ran from 1989 to 1996. Many big-name stars, directors and producers contributed to the success of the series. In December of 1994, Shelley appeared in one of the most memorable episodes of the entire series, "The Assassin". She played a housewife who finds herself surrounded by hitmen who have come to eliminate her husband, a rouge government assassin. Shelley's performance in the episode was superb. The entire series has been released on DVD, but there are some fans who wish it was streaming. The site UPROXX included the episode in its list of Ten Episodes That Will Make You Wish ‘Tales From The Crypt’ Was Streaming. Check it out at:

Ten ‘Tales From The Crypt’ Episodes That Will Make You Wish It Was Streaming
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more screen captures of Shelley
from the Tales from the Crypt 1994 episode "The Assassin"

"No Fourth Wall" Play

a writeup about Shelley from 1990

From 1989 to 1990, Shelley appeared in Tamara, a play by John Krizanc about the painter Tamara de Lempicka and her historical meeting with Gabriele D'Annunzio at his villa at Gardone Riviera. She played Luisa Baccara, a character "who starts out crazy and gets crazier" according to her. The play was different because it had no "fourth wall", a theater term that means the imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. So that means audience members could follow any cast member as this play was going on. And Shelley had a lot of fun doing  this one.

a writeup about Shelley from 1990

Let's Dance with Charlie

a closeup of Shelley from the 1979 "Let's dance" Charlie Perfume ad

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl from the late-1970s to the early-1980s; and it was during her tenure that the brand rose to iconic status. Shelley's Charlie Girl persona boosted the sales of Charlie to dizzying heights because everyone wanted to be as vibrant and as confident and as beautiful as she was in the commercials. Her image catapulted Charlie and turned it into one of the best-selling brands in the world EVER; and in turn, the brand catapulted her to Supermodel status in the modeling business. 1979, the year she became a Charlie's Angel, was the year when some of the most glamorous Charlie ads came out. One of them was the "Let's dance" Charlie ad where Shelley was photographed striding her long-legged stride in a fabulous disco outfit, complete with metallic belt and strappy high-heeled sandals, wind-blown curly locks and that effervescent smile. Fab-u-lous!

Shelley in the 1979 "Let's dance" Charlie Perfume ad

Playing Doctors

Shelley with Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin
in a promo pic for Cutter to Houston, 1983

Shelley starred in Cutter to Houston in 1983 alongside Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin. The three played doctors assigned to a medical clinic in the town of Cutter, just outside of Houston, Texas. The series had a short run but has been replayed many times, as well as shown in a handful of European countries. Let's hope it makes it to DVD so more can appreciate this very much underrated series that should have had a longer run.

Footed Sleeper

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1974 catalog

Shelley appeared in various spreads throughout Sears Fall and Winter 1974 catalog. In the spread called "Brushed Knit Poly-print Sleepwear", she modeled a cozy, comfortable and cheery floral printed two-piece footed sleeper that had an elasticized waist as well as ankles and protective vinyl-nubbed soles - perfect for those cold winter nights. And Shelley looked just adorable in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

New Angel in St. Thomas

Shelley in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
filming her first Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels"

Looks That Last 3

Shelley in a spread for Redbook magazine, Feb 1984

Shelley appeared in a spread for Redbook magazine's Feb 1984 issue called "Looks That Last". It featured the chemise or the sack dress - which was making a big comeback in the mid-'80s. Of course, it had wider shoulders and a looser fit, a popular silhouette at the time.

Shelley modeled a pale blue linen chemise 
and a beige and white checked chemise 
for Redbook magazine, Feb 1984

Shelley was making a comeback as well. After wowing critics in the stage play Vanities, she went on to do another stage play, Born Yesterday, and wowed them once again. She then starred in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis and received glowing reviews. Then she did the play Close Ties, and the TV movies Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer and Found Money before finally getting the lead in the TV series Cutter to Houston, which could have had a longer run had it been given a chance to warm up to audiences.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Night Lights

A closeup of Shelley from JCPenney's fall and winter catalog, 1972

Shelley appeared in many catalogs throughout her modeling career. One of them was JCPenney. She appeared in many issues of the department store's catalog from the '60s (when it was still called Penney's) until the '70s. In 1972, she appeared in the catalog's spread called "Formfit Rogers: Night Lights" where she modeled sleepwear. And Shelley was just lovely in her Formfit-Rogers original.

Shelley in a spread for JCPenney's fall and winter catalog, 1972