Saturday, July 25, 2015

Denim Separates And Tops

Shelley in Sears Spring Summer catalog, 1975

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears Spring Summer catalog for 1975. She appeared in a spread called "Denim Separates Team with The Right Tops". She modeled junior "denim and top" fashions for the young sporty miss. One of the outfits she modeled was a camisole-style top with lace waist straps, edging and an all-around waist insert which was teamed up with a flounced denim skirt that had lace edging at the bottom of the flounce. A pair of straw wedgies and a matching bangle finished her look. Another outfit she modeled was a pullover style T-shirt with lavish embroidery and lace trim on the chest which was teamed up with a pair of shorts that had two patch pockets trimmed with embroidery and lace as well. A pair of straw wedgies and a navy colored belt finished her look. In both looks, Shelley was so casually chic.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Annual 1981

Shelley appeared on the cover of the Charlie's Angels Annual for 1981, along with fellow Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. Shelley joined the hit TV series in 1979 during its 4th season. Charlie's Angels dropped significantly in the ratings during its 3rd season (dropping from #4 to #12 in the Nielsen ratings) but was still so much on the radar that the casting of Shelley as Kate Jackson's replacement on the show generated so much public interest. Shelley was a well-known Supermodel and her casting as Charlie's newest Angel was just perfect. She had style, class and looked great with Jaclyn and Cheryl. Everyone was so excited to see her on the show.

Chic in 1985

Shelley, looking chic at a 1985 event

Gala "Wardrobes"

Rene Russo, Shelley Hack and Lisa Taylor in an ad for Lilli Ann, 1976

Shelley appeared in a 1976 ad for Lilli Ann, a brand known for beautiful, elaborately designed suits and coats. She modeled one of the variations of the gala "wardrobe", a four-part put-together outfit that was both versatile and glamorous with its gem-like beading details. Shelley wore a red version of the fabulous evening ensemble.

a closeup of Shelley and Lisa Taylor from the ad

If Ever Review

Shelley's first leading lady role came in the form of the 1978 film If Ever I See You Again. She played Jennifer Corly, an artist and the love of Bob Morrison's (played by Joe Brooks) life. The film was box-office flop and was panned by critics when it was released; but it has since gained a following from fans of sugary romantic flicks.

Hello Angels Week

In 2000, Shelley was tapped to guest host "Hello Angels Week" on The Biography Channel. It was timed to coincide with the October 2000 premiere of the new Charlie's Angels movie. Along with John Forsythe (as the voice of Charles Townsend), she co-hosted the biographies of her fellow Charlie's Angels Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and new movie Angel Drew Barrymore, as well as John Forsythe himself. The biographies were aired one by one throughout the week before the premiere - as a sort of promo for the movie. Shelley was witty, funny and just lovely to watch. Can someone please release this on DVD?

School Fashion News

Shelley on the cover of Simplicity School Fashion News, 1971

Shelley appeared on the cover of Simplicity School Fashion News for Spring/Summer 1971. It was a special portion of the Simplicity Fashion News booklet for March of 1971 and it featured fashions for the busy school girl. On it, she wore pattern number 9277, a fun tank top and skirt ensemble. A pair of slingback sandals, a fun belt and a bandana - all in red - finished her look. A fun bracelet adorned her wrist as well. And Shelley looked so adorable and ready to go off to school.

a closeup of Shelley from the cover

Shelley appeared in various parts of the booklet, modeling fun and up-to-the-minute fashions for the young miss. Various skirts, pants, dresses and blouses were featured. "Practically anything goes" so readers were free to pick and choose the look they wanted. As was also said in the booklet, "The scene is alive with checks, dots and stripes so sew now!"

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity School Fashion News, 1971

In the spread called "The Way is Young & Zippy", Shelley modeled pattern number 9284 - a blouse and pants ensemble. The top was a red and white polka dot blouse that tied at the midriff and had bishop sleeves. The pants were slightly flared denims with white vertical stripes. A pair of two-toned lace up pumps and a tassel belt finished her look. With her hair in double side ponytails, Shelley looked absolutely young and zippy.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Evenings at Home 1975

Dayle Haddon, Mary Maciukas and Shelley Hack (inset)
in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, 1975

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar in September of 1975 in a spread entitled "Your Evenings at Home". The spread featured fashions that could be worn when entertaining at home. Whether it's just one or a group of close friends, these fashions were recommended by the mag for their "beautiful shapes in beautiful fabrics with all the ease and comfort at-home dressing should have". They were simple, uncomplicated and stylish clothes women could relax in.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Shelley modeled a fabulous dress that was "as easy to wear as a sweater". It was a long, slim and simple velour dress in graphite-gray with undertones of violet and blue that had a collar that could be worn either as a turtleneck or hood - by renowned designer Stephen Burrows. A necklace, a ring and bangles finished her look. And with her hair brushed back, Shelley looked like one fabulously chic hostess.

Susan and Stephanie

Shelley Hack and Jill Schoelen as Susan and Stephanie Maine
in The Stepfather, 1987

Shelley starred in the cult classic The Stepfather. It was completed in 1985 but was released in 1987. The film, loosely based on the life of multiple-murderer John List, was directed by Joseph Ruben and had Terry O'Quinn in the title role. Shelley and Jill Schoelen played the mother and daughter who were about to become "the stepfather's" next victims. The main cast gave excellent performances, especially Terry. The film is both suspenseful and chilling; and it's currently out on DVD. Buy it, you won't regret it.

'70s Model


Shelley viewed modeling as a business - with the product being herself. Supermodel Shelley said, "As far as (my father) was concerned, I was in business, the business of selling my face." She knew that models had a shelf life; so she would vary her look from time to time. Shelley concluded, "I knew the key was that they always wanted someone new. I decided to hit one market one year, then cut my hair and hit another. Then let it grow and hit television." In 1972, she cut her hair and slightly darkened it to get a more sophisticated look, a more mature look. She went from teen model to young miss and was ready for fashions and styles that would suited young women in the '70s.

1987 Promo

Jack and Mike 20 20 promo, 1987
Shelley, Tom Mason and Stuart Whitman in screen captures
from a
Jack and Mike promo, 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j40ayj4pMk
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Shelley's third TV series, Jack and Mike, was aired from 1986-1987. She played journalist Jackie Shea who was married to restaurateur Mike Brennan (played by Tom Mason). The trailer of the episode "Quality of Mercy" is currently on YouTube (Thank you so much to Despeissis Jack for posting). In the episode, Mike's friend, Malcolm, is on trial for killing his wife, who is terminally ill. He contends it was mercy killing but Jackie doesn't believe him.  Stuart Whitman guest starred as Malcolm. Lara Flynn Boyle was in it as well; she played Leslie. Let's hope the series finally makes it to DVD.

Finest Shirt and Pant

Shelley in a spread for the 1976 Montgomery Ward Spring Bicentennial Edition Catalog

Shelley appeared in the Spring Bicentennial Edition Catalog of Montgomery Ward in 1976. She appeared in the spread called "Wards Finest Shirt and Pants" which featured the best shirt and pant the department store had. Shelley modeled "Wards Finest Shirt", a printed shirt which had a 2-pc. band collar, 2-button barrel cuffs and placket front. She also modeled "Wards Finest Pant" which coordinated with the printed shirts. Aside from the two, she also modeled a more affordable solid-colored shirt that coordinated with "Wards Finest Pant". And, of course, Shelley made them all look like the finest fashions you'll ever wear.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Dr. Beth


Shelley played Dr. Beth Gilbert in her second TV series Cutter to Houston in 1983. Her character was an ambitious sawbones who dreamed of one day working at a big hospital in Houston. Cutter was just a necessary step for Beth  to take; and she wasn't particularly happy (nor sad) to be there. It's unfortunate that the series was cancelled before Shelley's character could be further developed. Sleeper hits weren't heard of in 1983, so the show was taken off the air before it could find an audience. It was a good show though and Shelley, along with Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin, was a delight to watch. Let's hope it will soon be released on DVD.

Cut-Up Quilts 2

Shelley in a fashion spread for Seventeen Says Make It, 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of Seventeen Says Make It in 1971. The mag featured fashions anyone could make for themselves. In the spread called "Cut-Up Quilts", she modeled outfits made from quilted fabrics which were the hottest trend in fashion at that moment. She modeled what the mag called "The Big Scoop", an attention-grabbing look that combined Butterick pattern 5921 - a dress in lush, quilted no-rib cotton corduroy - and Butterick pattern 6074 - a poet-and-peasant blouse in printed broadcloth. A pair of matching hose, a pair of lace-up pumps and some coordinating bracelets finished her look. Shelley looked hot and trendy.

Shelley in Butterick pattern 5921 and 6074

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Braidings 2

Shelley in a spread for Woman's Day mag, 1971

Shelley appeared in a spread for Woman's Day magazine called "Braiding the Classics, Pure and Simple" in August of 1971. It showed readers how to transform their fashion classics into one-of-a-kind outfits with the imaginative use of braiding. Shelley modeled a Tiffany Manor T-shirt adorned "Mondrian-style" with two braids related in pattern and color. With it, she wore a pair of sunny yellow summer pants and matching earrings. Shelley also modeled a sky blue hipster skirt by Lady Arrow adorned with braiding along the skirt's edges. With it, she wore a white ribbed placket top with short sleeves. To finish, she wore a choker and ring set that matched her outfit perfectly. In both outfits, Shelley was sensational and super summer ready.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Cutter to Houston Hopefully on DVD

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

Shelley starred in her second TV series Cutter to Houston in 1983. Her co-stars were Alec Baldwin and Jim Metzler; and the three of them played doctors. The series was set in Cutter Community Hospital in the fictional town of Cutter supposedly several miles off Houston, Texas. The three leads were well cast and the scripts were well written. Unfortunately, it was cancelled before it could find an audience. It remains good TV tough, and hopefully it would finally be released on DVD.

Jump Suit and Jacket

Shelley Hack with Shelley Smith in an ad for Lilli Ann, 1976

Shelley appeared in an ad for Lilli Ann, a brand known for beautiful, elaborately designed suits and coats. She modeled the "holiday jump suit" which came with its own jacket. She wore the camel-colored version of the outfit; which also came in flame, creme and yellow. In the ad with her was the another '70s Supermodel named Shelley - Shelley Smith (in the flame-colored version of the outfit).

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Terrifying Moment

Shelley in a 1981 writeup
about the Stars Most Terrifying Moments
 
One of Shelley's most terrifying moments happened in Bangkok, Thailand. She found two men in her room fighting over who would stay with her. She ran out of her room screaming. She later found out that a copy of her key was sold by the desk clerk to each of the men. "In Asia, a blonde girl can get into a great deal of unexpected trouble," Shelley said. For a long time, she would check every inch of her hotel room before she settles in.

Famous Models Played by Famous Models

screen captures from the 1993 TV movie
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives

Shelley starred in the TV movie A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives back in 1993. It was the first of several Perry Mason TV movies that came out after Raymond Burr's death. It was sort of a tribute to Mr. Burr. The wives in the telefilm were all famous models and were played by famous models. Shelley, Maud Adams, Beverly Johnson, Kim Alexis and Kathy Ireland played the Morrison wives - who loved and loathed the man who made them famous, their photographer husband David Morrison - played by Eric Braeden. Paul Sorvino played Anthony Caruso, who momentarily took over Perry Mason's duties.

At a '90s Event

Shelley was stunning at a '90s event which she attended 
with her husband, Director Harry Winer (who's right behind her).

Cut-Up Quilts

Shelley in a fashion spread for Seventeen Says Make It, 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of Seventeen Says Make It in 1971. The mag featured fashions anyone could make for themselves. In the spread called "Cut-Up Quilts", she modeled outfits made from quilted fabrics which were the hottest trend in fashion at that moment. "The word from London is that quilts are taking the town!" declared the mag. So from hotpants to jeans, the mag featured looks that could make anyone a newsmaker. The recommended Butterick patterns were also mentioned.

Shelley in Butterick pattern 5947 and 5749

Shelley wore Butterick pattern number 5947, a skinny and leggy pair of jeans, made in posh Valtex ribless cotton corduroy that had been quilted. With it, she wore a Henry Pollack sweater, a Valerie belt and a pair of Roberts shades. A pair of matching boots, a scarf and a bracelet finished her look. She was '70s chic. Shelley also wore Butterick pattern number 5749, a pair of hotpants, made in Ameritex quilted pow print. With it, she wore a matching ribbed boat neck top with long sleeves and leggings in the same color. A Collins of Texas belt and a pair of lace-up pumps finished her look. The outfit highlighted one of Shelley's best assets, her long and fabulously beautiful legs. And in both looks, she was a sensation.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Greetings and Braidings 1

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GREETINGS!!!
Before anything else, let's all greet Shelley this July 6th.
It's her birthday!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
We wish you happiness, peace and good health!!! 
Thank you for all the inspiration you have given throughout these years!
We LOVE you forever!!!

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BRAIDINGS 1!!!

Shelley in a spread for Woman's Day mag, 1971

Shelley has been such an inspiration to many for a lot of years. Her growth and transition from working on television and film to becoming an an international peacekeeper and international media consultant has been awe-inspiring. In fact, even her work as Supermodel has been a source of inspiration as well. Shelley had been a model since her teens and had appeared on many spreads in many magazines.

closeups of Shelley from the Woman's Day 1971 spread

In 1971, she appeared in a spread for Woman's Day magazine called "Braiding the Classics, Pure and Simple". It showed readers how to transform their fashion classics into one-of-a-kind outfits with the imaginative use of braiding. Shelley modeled a denim  jacket and shorts ensemble that had been personalized with floral braids around the seams and borders. She also modeled a collared shirt top and shorts ensemble personalized with floral braids as well. But on this one, the braids have been turned into suspenders which have been sewn on to the back of the shorts, crisscrossed at the back, put through braid epaulets sewn on the shirt shoulders and then snapped inside the front of the shorts. The waist and side seams of the shorts have braid details as well. Matching shoes, cute knee-length socks, a fitted bonnet and Shelley's effervescent smile finished both looks. Shelley was sensational.

Trail of a Blouse

Shelley posed for many publicity pics in the early 80s when she became a Charlie's Angel. Her star was rising and fans wanted to see more of Charlie's most cerebral Angel. For one set of publicity shots, she wore her hair up (short hair was coming into vogue) and "smeyes" at the camera. And she wore the fabulous blouse she  used on the Angels episode "An Angels Trail". Shelley was pure class.

The Newest Angel

Shelley was predicted to be one of the top stars of the '80s
by TV80 - which came out in late '79

Shelley's casting a Tiffany Welles on Charlie's Angels was one of the most talked about events of 1979. The Charlie Girl was now a Charlie's Angel and everyone wanted to see her running in those heels, catching the bad guys. Shelley looked great alongside co-stars Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd; and projected just the right kind of wholesome sexiness the series was known for. Plus, she had style.

Single Woman in the '80s

Shelley in a publicity pic for Single Bars Single Women, 1984

Shelley appeared in the TV movie Single Bars Single Women in 1984. It was about the challenges newly-liberated women were then facing now that they were independent. Gender roles had changed; and women (as well as men) were uncertain of how to go about the dating scene. She played Frankie, a single woman who was wronged by her boyfriend Gabe (played by Paul Michael Glaser). Frankie was trying to forget Gabe, so she immersed herself in the singles scene in order to meet someone new. The film tackled the problems women had at the time - trying to reconcile traditional and modern dating notions.

screen caps of Shelley with Paul Michael Glaser
from Single Bars Single Women, 1984

Evening Wardrobe '76

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, 1976

Shelley appeared in the October 1976 issue of Harper's Bazaar in a spread called "The 6-Piece Wardrobe for Evening". She modeled separates in chiffon and jersey that could be mixed and matched for any or every night of the week. In tones from deep gray to the palest peach, the pieces consisted of a short-sleeved surplice top, a long soft skirt, a long-sleeved surplice top, a peasant blouse, a pair of jersey pants and a sheer-and-sexy chiffon blouse. All the pieces were from Fragments by Harriet Selwyn. And Shelley was Supermodel gorgeous in all for them.

closer views of Shelley from the spread

Memorable Crossover

10 Famous TV Crossover Episodes That Caught Us By Surprise
http://thedailyheckle.net/entertainment/television/10-unlikely-unexpected-tv-crossover-episodes
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The net site The Daily Heckle recently did a countdown of the "10 Famous TV Crossover Episodes That Caught Us By Surprise" and included the Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels" in the list. The Angels 4th season opener was a crossover episode between Charlie's Angels and The Love Boat. It first aired in September of 1979 and it introduced Tiffany Welles (Shelley Hack) to viewers. The episode was so famous and memorable, it won TVLand's Most Amazing Cast Cross-Over award in 2003, which Angel Cheryl Ladd and Gavin MacLeod accepted. But according to the site, the episode could have been even more memorable if The Love Boat cast interacted more with the Angels and if Shelley Hack's character Tiffany was "put in the heart of the story" and not Cheryl's Kris Munroe. I couldn't agree more.

an ad for "Love Boat Angels"

4-Part Wardrobe

Shelley in a spread for the 1976 Montgomery Ward Spring Bicentennial Edition Catalog

Shelley appeared in the Spring Bicentennial Edition Catalog of Montgomery Ward in 1976. She appeared in the spread called "Wardrobes with the Versatility to Go Anywhere". She modeled the 4-Part Wardrobe consisting of a jacket, a blouse or shell, a apir of pants and a skirt - all matching, all coordinated. The wardrobe set could be worn from day (for work) to evening (for a casual dinner out). It cam in two color sets - blue & white and green & white. And Shelley made the outfit look up-to-the-minute.

a closer view of Shelley in the spread