Saturday, August 29, 2015

Love This Casual Collection

Shelley in a spread for Aldens catalog, 1970

Shelley appeared in Aldens Fall Winter catalog for 1970. She was in a spread called "Love this Casual Collection" It was a spread about the different fabrics available at Aldens; and "every clothes horse knows you can mix these turned-on weaves a thousand wardrobe ways". Shelley modeled a bight yellow blouse with a matching scarf, a pair of plaid-printed slacks and a corduroy jacket - a perfect casual day-to-evening ensemble. A gold chain-link belt with a decorative dangling cross and a pair of buckled boots finished her look. And Shelley looked fabulous and ready to go about her day.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Shelley and Sela

screen captures of Shelley Hack and Sela Ward
from the 1989 TV movie Bridesmaids

Shelley starred with Sela Ward (as well as Brooke Adams and Stephanie Faracy) in the 1989 TV movie Bridesmaids. It was about four women who rekindle their friendship when they all go back to their home town, after being apart for several years, for the wedding of a fifth friend. The telefilm is light, very well-paced and a delight to watch. The characters are interesting and the cast did a great job. Shelley and Sela had such great chemistry, it was fun to watch them in their scenes together.

more screen captures of Shelley Hack and Sela Ward
from the 1989 TV movie Bridesmaids

Two years earlier in 1987, Shelley was seen in the now classic slasher flick The Stepfather (a movie loosely based on on the story of John List, the New Jersey man who, in 1971, killed his own family and disappeared). Shelley played Susan Maine Blake, a widow with a daughter who marries a serial killer, brilliantly played by Terry O'Quinn, and becomes his next victim (along with her daughter). The film was a mild hit when it opened; but it had slowly gained an audience and critical acclaim as years went by elevating it to cult-classic status. The film (which spawned two lackluster sequels) was remade in 2009 with Sela Ward in Shelley's role; but instead of Susan Maine Blake, Sela's character was named Susan Harding and she was just about to marry the serial killer, played by Dylan Walsh. The remake was a mild hit, but it didn't capture the spine-chilling horror of the original film.

left, Terry O'Quinn and Shelley Hack in The Stepfather, 1987
right, Sela Ward and Dylan Walsh in The Stepfather, 2009

Tweed and Sweaters

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall Winter 1974 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears Fall Winter 1974 catalog. She appeared in a spread called "Tweed ...the texture for junior coordinates ...with change-of-pace sweaters". She modeled a pair of tweed and sweater coordinates for the coming cold season. She wore a bright red pullover turtleneck sweater under a tweed jacket and over a pair of matching tweed pants. She also wore the same tweed pants with a black turtleneck sweater and a hooded "sweatshirt sweater" in red. Shelley looked sophisticated in both ensembles.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Troll Revival

Shelley with Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty and Jenny Beck
in the 1986 movie Troll

Shelley starred in a trio of horror films in the late 1908s. The first of which was Troll (The Stepfather and Blind Fear came after). Released in 1986, the film was about a family that moved into an apartment building where a troll was beginning to transform its tenants into mythical creatures in an attempt to takeover the world. Since its release, the movie has gained cult classic status and tons of fans. The film was made pre-CGI and used a lot of puppet animatronics and trick shots for fantasy scenes. The movie was geared towards the younger members of the audience which explains the simplicity of the plot and the characters. And that's why the planned 3D animated revival of the film is appropriate. Entitled Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr., the new film will star Oscar winner Patricia Arquette who has signed on to voice a witch. The film is slated for release in early 2017.

For more info, go to:
Patricia Arquette Joins 3D Animated ‘Troll’ Revival
‘The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr.’
http://www.thewrap.com/patricia-arquette-joins-3d-animated-troll-revival-the-rise-of-harry-potter-jr/
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'70s Style Dress

Shelley modeling a 1970s style dress for a Spiegel catalog, 1972

Shelley appeared in many catalogs during the 1970s. She started modeling junior fashions but later graduated to fashions for young women. She appeared in catalogs for Sears, JC Penney, Motgomery Ward, Spiegel and many others. Catalog work was common among models in the '70s; and many top models, as well as Supermodels, graced the pages of catalogs. Plus, catalog modeling paid much higher fees because of the volume of pictures and the work required. But, of course, with the dawn of exclusive modeling contracts, modeling fees skyrocketed to the millions. And as we all know, Shelley was one of the first to ink such contracts; and it catapulted her to superstar model and Supermodel status.

High-Tension Adventure

Shelley in an ad for "Avenging Angel"
a Charlie's Angels episode aired in 1979

In 1979, Shelley joined the cast of the action-packed, high-tension filled show, Charlie's Angels, joining incumbent Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. She was TV's freshest new face and everyone was excited to see her run around in high heels with her hair flying in the wind, pointing a gun at the bad guys. And her character, Tiffany Welles, was written as Charlie's classiest, most-stylish Angel, so everyone was excited to see her run around in the latest Charles Jourdan, with her hair (cut and styled by Harry King) flying in the air, pointing a gun at the bad guys in a fabulous outfit from Halston's latest collection. Because that's how a Supermodel Angel would do it.

All That Classical Jazz

Shelley appeared on the cover and pages of Seventeen magazine many times in the 1960s and the 1970s. In August of 1971, she appeared throughout the mag and was featured in the spread called "Blazers and All That Classical Jazz". She modeled a blazer that was perfect for the fall and winter season of that year. Shelley showed readers how stylish collegiate look could be.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Prints with Pastels

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog. She appeared in a spread called "Posy Prints team with Pastel Colors". She modeled various separates that could be mixed and matched with each other, whatever the mood of the wearer. The pieces came in either a floral-printed or a pastel-colored fabric, but they were all were coordinated.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Shelley modeled several pieces in two outfits. In one outfit, She wore a scoop-necked, pullover style T-shirt with a floral applique in front - and a pair of floral-printed pants that had flared legs and a tie belt with belt loops. In another, she wore a camisole style pullover with narrow shoulder straps and an embroidered band in front - and a 4-gore skirt with a back zipper and a button closing at the waistband. Shelley looked so sweet in both outfits.

Let Go Too Soon

Shelley a 1980 writeup with all the other Charlie's Angels

Shelley became big news in 1979 when she became the newest Charlie's Angel. But by 1980, she was out of the show (Tanya Roberts was brought in to fill in her spot). Many Shelley fans felt/feel that it was too soon for her to leave the Townsend Agency. She was gaining ground as her season was progressing and she was proving her detractors wrong as she showed that she could act. The latter episodes of the season, where she was given more to do and say, proved she could handle the material. And it's not a surprise she could. Just watch the TV movie Death Car on the Freeway and the Love Boat episode she was in (both were aired during the time she was on Angels). Shelley did a really great job in both.

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd
in a glam promo pic for Charlie's Angels from 1979

Groovy

Shelley in a spread for Aldens catalog, 1970

Shelley appeared in Aldens Fall Winter catalog for 1970. She was in a spread called "The Groovy Ones ...Wow Pow-er Fabrics that Glow!" It was a spread about the different fabrics available at Aldens. Shelley modeled a purple pantsuit made out of panne velour - that was perfect for a night out in town. It was accessorized with a fancy golden belt. Shelley looked fabulous in her outfit.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Angels Look-in

Shelley and fellow Charlie's Angels Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith
on the cover of Look-in magazine

Shelley, her cartoon version, appeared on the cover of Look-in magazine several times from 1979 to 1980. The UK kiddie mag featured picture/comic strips of Charlie' Angels with Tiffany Welles (Shelley's character). Several stories with the third Angels team were made. They appeared in the kiddie mag from November 1979 to October 1980. And Shelley was as glam in the comic as she was in the series.

Janet McKay

screen captures of Shelley with Marshall R. Teague
in the Tales from the Crypt episode "The Assassin" 1994

Shelley was a guest star in the HBO series Tales from the Crypt back in 1994 in the episode "The Assassin". The episode is one of the most memorable in the entire series, and Shelley gave a really wonderful performance as Janet McKay, a suburban housewife with a secret. Marshall R. Teague played her husband Jeremy McKay.

more screen captures of Shelley with Marshall R. Teague
in the Tales from the Crypt episode "The Assassin" 1994

Electrifying

Shelley in an ad for "Angels on Skates"
a Charlie's Angels episode aired in 1979

In 1979, Shelley joined the cast of the of the most electrifying show on TV, Charlie's Angels, joining incumbent Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. She was all over the news when she was cast, and everyone was excited to see THE Charlie Girl at the Townsend Agency. Shelley's unique and wholesome sexiness was a great addition to the show.

Uniform Shop

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 Uniform Shop" which featured, what else, uniforms. Shelley modeled a two-piece pantset that featured a curved yoke front, a convertible collar and two patch pockets.The pants had an elasticized waist. She also modeled a zip-front dress with a tucked panel front, scalloped collars and two pockets. Shelley looked ready to work in both outfits.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Multicolor Shawl

Shelley in a spread for Woman's Day, 1970

Shelley appeared on Woman's Day mag's November 1970 issue in a spread called "100 Gifts to Make". It featured gifts that could be knit, sewn, crocheted or put together for readers to give out in the coming Christmas season. It ranged from gifts to make under $5 to small remembrances for important people to great gifts for the very special people everyone's lives. Shelley modeled a gift that anyone could make for under $5. It was a multicolor shawl that could be crocheted from odd bits of knitting worsted. And she looked so lovely and toasty warm in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Cutter 1983

screen captures of Shelley
in the opening credits of Cutter to Houston

Shelley starred in the TV series Cutter To Houston in 1983. She played Dr. Beth Gilbert, a surgeon assigned to Cutter Community Hospital who aspired to become a big-time sawbones at a big hospital in Houston, Texas. In the series, Shelley showed viewers how much more developed an actress she had become. Years of work on stage and screen had paid off for her. Unfortunately, the series was canceled before it could find an audience. Let's hope it makes it on DVD so everyone could appreciate the work of this gorgeous, competent actress.

Shelley in a publicity pic for Cutter to Houston

French Ad

Shelley appeared in an ad for Tampax tampons in the early 1970s. The ad showed Shelley in various sporting activities (surfing, camping, horseback riding) and in a very girly activity (putting on makeup). It showed consumers that with Tampax, girls could still lead an active lifestyle. The ad was released worldwide and the French version came out in 1972.

Match not Wedding

A write up about Perfect Match
http://www.hollywooddailystar.com/hallmark-a-perfect-match-with-opposing-wedding-planners-premiering-tonight/
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It was earlier reported that Shelley and her husband Harry Winer (along with various others) were producing a film called A Perfect Wedding to be aired at the Hallmark Channel on June of this year. But the film was re-titled Perfect Match when it was aired on June 20. It starred The Wonder Years alum Danica McKellar as a wedding planner who finds herself in competition with events planner Paul Greene for an events venue. Of course, romance blossomed as the film progressed. Dallas star and TV icon Linda Gray joined the cast as Greene's mother.

Catch McKellar promoting the film at:
Danica McKellar Proves to The 'Perfect Match' In Hallmark's New Movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayOhNgb8Yk
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Producer Shelley in 2012

Two-Piece Slinky Set

Shelley in a spread for Spiegel in 1972

Shelley appeared on the pages of Spiegel catalog in 1972. In one spread, she modeled the Two-Piece Slinky Set. The printed outfit was made up of a jacket-style top with capelet sleeves above long sleeves (giving it a layered look) and a short A-line skirt that zipped at the back. A pair of leg-tie shoes and some pearls finished her outfit. Shelley looked ready for a night out anywhere in 1972 America.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

The Hottest on Wednesday

Shelley in an ad for "Fallen Angel"
a Charlie's Angels episode first aired in 1979

In 1979, Shelley joined the cast of the hottest show on TV in the '70s Charlie's Angels, joining incumbent Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. Angel Farrah Fawcett was contractually obligated to guest star on the show and came back for three times during Shelley's season - the first of which was the episode "Fallen Angel". Shelley enjoyed working with Farrah, whom she found nice, sweet and a true professional.

T-Shirt with Up-Dated Denim Jeans

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog. She appeared in a spread called "Print T-Shirt Teams with Up-Dated Denim Jeans". She modeled a printed pullover-style T-shirt with a crew neckline, short sleeves and a square-cut bottom to wear in or out. With it, she wore a pair of up-dated jeans with a zipper-fly front, two-button closing on an extended waistband tab and flared legs. Finishing her look was a pair of matching canvas sling footwear, a matching belt and two coordinating bracelets. Shelley looked ready for a summer out in town.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Easy Cut, Easy Sew

Shelley on the Simplicity Pattern 6027 package cover, 1973

Shelley appeared on the package cover of Simplicity Pattern number 6027 in 1973. The "easy cut, easy sew" pattern was for a shift dress (if made with a long hem) or a blouse (if the pattern was cut at the hip). The pattern was recommended for stretch knits only. Shelley modeled the dress version in blue with white details on the neckline, sleeves and hem. Shelley looked positively sweet in the outfit.

a closeup of Shelley from the cover

Glam in '85

a glamorous, androgynous Shelley
posing for pictures at an event in 1985

Hunted by the Paparazzi

Shelley, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd caught by the paparazzi in 1979

When Shelley became a Charlie's Angel in 1979, there was so much interest in her by both the media and the fans. The second episode filmed for her season in the show (the 4th season) was "Angel Hunt" - which was aired as the 11th episode. The fans and the press swarmed the set as Shelley and her co-Angels were filming on location at Point Dume in Malibu, California. As the Angels went on with their business, the paparazzi just snapped away, capturing precious and interesting little moments the Angels had between takes.

Summer Clothes '76

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, July 1976

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar in July of 1976 in a spread called "Bazaar Bargains: Fresh & Fabulous Summer Clothes: For $25 or Less"". The spread featured fashions that were recommended by the mag for the coming summer season. It showed readers the "kind of clothes you're looking for now" - sexy evening dresses, tops, pants and summer dresses to wear in either the city or the country.

Shelley wearing The Super Slicker

Shelley modeled The Super Slicker, a light zip-front jacket in white and navy. It had two zip-up pockets plus an extra one on the sleeve for sunglasses. By Weather Tamer, it was priced at $14. But Shelley made it look so fab, it looked like a designer piece.

Shelley wearing The White Shirt & Pants ensemble

Shelley also modeled The White Shirt & Pants ensemble, a summer staple for any season. The one-pocket shirt was priced at $22. The zip-front pants cost $19. Both pieces were from Irka by Bern Conrad. Finished with a fancy scarf worn as a belt around the waist, the outfit was a super chic summer option that looked just fabulous on Shelley.

Cult Classic

Shelley with Jill Schoelen and Terry O'Quinn in The Stepfather, 1987

Shelley starred in the cult classic The Stepfather which was released in 1987. She was chosen by director Joseph Ruben to play the part of Susan Maine Blake. "Shelley didn't have to test," said Ruben, "Shelley got it really off King of Comedy, because I thought she was just so believable and natural and easy. She doesn't strain on camera. And I was just knocked out by her in that movie. It was again an easy choice."

A Fascination with Angels


By 1979, five actresses had become Charlie's Angels - Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack. The fascination for Charlie's first five Angels was at an all-time high. Their pics were everywhere. Incumbent or not, each Angel was being written about, photographed and scrutinized to the hilt. The pressure of super-stardom was felt by each of the women. Tanya Roberts, who became an Angel a year later, was pulled in as well. And to this very day, the fascination for all six women is still ongoing.


Know-How Knits

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 "Know-How Knits: So Carefree.. So Affordable!" which featured Mock Tutle tops and Linen-Look pants. The Mock Turtles were stretchy turtle-neck tops that zipped at the back. They came in three different sleeve lengths; and Shelley modeled the short sleeved and long sleeved versions in navy and medium lilac respectively. The Linen-Look pants were pull-on pants that were textured to feel like linen. Slightly flared at the legs, they were staples in women's wardrobes in the mid-'70s. Shelley wore the white and medium lilac versions.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tops with Chambray Shorts

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog. She appeared in a spread called "Coordinated Tops Team with Chambray Shorts and Jeans". On it, she modeled three fashion must-haves for '75. She modeled "the big-top", a pullover style top with a square neckline, dropped shoulders and elastic waistline. It had wide sleeves with rolled-up cuffs and a pocket.  She also modeled (on the inset pic) the "bare-midriff top", a top that had details on the shoulders and the band of the sleeves; it tied at the midriff. With both tops, she wore a pair of "short shorts" that had a zipper fly-front, front pockets and mock-cuffed legs. To finish both looks, she wore a pair of "canvas slings", a sling wedge with a canvas upper - great footwear for any casual look. And Shelley made both look truly fabulous for summer.

 closeups of Shelley from the spread