Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cute Vests

Shelley modeling cute vests, 1972

Shelley did a lot of modeling after getting her degree in 1970. She went full-time and was everywhere. She was one of the busiest models at the Ford Modeling Agency, the company that represented her. Ford represented and had represented the most sought after models in the business - from Suzy Parker to Lauren Hutton. Shelley was one of Ford's biggest-earners.

 closeups of Shelley from the vests spread

Reigning Beauty of the Moment

Shelley was a Supermodel by 1978. She had become a well-known model worldwide via her Charlie perfume endorsements. She was "one of the reigning beauties of the moment", as one writer put it - and she truly was. Her portrayal of THE Charlie Girl as a fabulously independent modern woman resonated everywhere. Women were becoming more and more independent and confident of themselves; and Shelley's Charlie Girl was in sync with the times.

Out and About '92

Shelley, fabulous and out and about in 1992

Trackdown 1983

Shelley with George Segal in a still
from the 1983 telefilm Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer

Shelley was on a roll in 1983. She was finally getting positive reviews for her acting performances and had numerous projects coming out. One of them was Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer, in which she co-starred with Hollywood heavyweight George Segal. The two would later work again in 1992 on the film Me, Myself and I.

Designer Fashion

Shelley on a Simplicity pattern package 7783, 1976

Shelley appeared on many pattern packages for Simplicity throughout the 1970s. In 1976, she appeared on pattern package number 7783. It was a pattern for a designer outfit that was made up of a blouse, a pair of flared pants and a vest. And Shelley made her designer outfit look fabulous.

a closeup of Shelley from Simplicity pattern package 7783

Simple Shelley

Shelley lounging around in 1979

Shelley was the top story in 1979 when she was cast as the newest Charlie's Angel. But shelley was determined to keep her feet on the ground despite the media frenzy around her. In one Spanish article it said, "Shelley es muy sencilla. 'Convertirme en estrella no me hara otra persona', afirmo." which translates to "Shelley is very simple. ' Becoming a star will not make me someone else,' she said." And Shelley stayed as her simple sensible self until this very day.

 a closeup of Shelley

Snaz Wardrober

Shelley in a spread for Aldens 1971 Spring Summer catalog

Shelley appeared in many catalogs in 1970s. One of them was Aldens, a popular chain of department stores at the time. She appeared throughout their spring and summer catalog for 1971. In the spread called "Making a Triple Play with The Snaz Wardrober!", she modeled wardrobe pieces that could be mixed and matched in four variations -depending on the wearer's moods and needs. It was made up of a crepe mini dress, a pair of crepe pants and a "pow" plaid vest. And in all variations, Shelley looked sensational.

 closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Catalog Modeling

Shelley in a spread from a Montgomery Ward catalog from the 70s
Shelley appeared in many catalogs when she was modeling during the 1960s and 1970s - one of them was Montgomery Ward. She appeared in many of Wards catalogs. Catalogs usually wanted the "ideal" woman (tall, slender, wholesome and beautiful) to model their clothes. Plus, they wanted models who could make their clothes look good and sell them. Fashion catalog modeling was more lucrative than fashion editorial modeling (for, let's say, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, etc) because it usually required more pictures and took up more of the model's time (it sometimes took weeks) per job. Many of the Supermodels of the '70s delved into catalog modeling too - such as Lauren Hutton, Karen Graham and Beverly Johnson, just to name a few.
a closeup of Shelley from the spread

A Hit on the Tube

a writeup about the hits of the 1979 fall TV season
as listed by US Weekly

For their September 18, 1979 issue, US Weekly came up with a list of the "Hits & Flops on the Tube" for the fall TV season. Among the "hits" on their list was Charlie's Angels which had a new Angel on board, Shelley Hack. Shelley, according to the writeup, was the new Farrah Fawcett, because "in terms of media hype, fan hysteria and gossipers' hearsay", she was receiving as much as Ms. Fawcett was. Plus, the September 12 premiere of Shelley's Charlie's Angels debut episode finished at no. 1 in the Nielsen ratings. It looked like the series was in for another great season.

a closeup of the Angels writeup

Attorney Horvat

screen captures of Shelley from the 1992 TV movie
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story

Shelley was cast as Assistant Polk County Attorney Nan Horvat in the 1992 TV movie Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story. Based on a true-to-life story, the telefilm was about Nancy Ziegenmeyer (played by Patricia Wettig), a rape victim who come out in public with her very private ordeal. Her rapist was eventually tried and prosecuted by Attorney Horvat who won the case to Nancy's relief. Great performances from the cast in this one. And it was directed by Shelley husband, Harry Winer.

more screen captures of Shelley from the 1992 TV movie
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story

Charlie Cat

Shelley in a modeling pic from the pic set used
in the 1977 Charlie Cat ad

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl of the 1970s - the girl in the Revlon Charlie commercials and print ads, that is. The brand was so phenomenally successful after Shelley began endorsing it that different contests were held around the world, giving away lots of different prizes to loyal customers. One of the giveaways was the Charlie Cat, an Arctic Cat Lynx 2000 which was a quiet and powerful snowmobile. Only 10 specially-decaled Charlie Cats were built and given away.

for more go to:
Charlie Cat Lives!
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

 Shelley in the 1977 Charlie Cat ad

Greek Mag Cover

Shelley appeared on the cover of the December 25, 1979 issue
of the Greek mag Katerina.

Shelley on Dallas?

a closeup of the 1980 tidbit about Shelley from Gossip magazine, 1980

A tidbit about Shelley appeared in the October issue of Gossip magazine in 1980. All her fears and apprehensions about joining the cast of Charlie's Angels had come to pass - and she wasn't asked to return for another season. But she didn't really expect to either. On TV Tales: Charlie's Angels in 2002, she said, "I never expected to be there more than a year and I wasn't." After Angels, there were rumors she joined the cast of Dallas and was going to appear on the TV series' three-hour Season 4 opener in November of 1980. But it turned out to be a 2-part opener and Shelley wasn't in sight. It would have been great if she did appear though.

a tidbit on Shelley about her joining the cast of Dallas
appeared in the October 1980 issue of Gossip magazine
which had Tanya Roberts, Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith
on the cover

Sweater Pet Outtake

An outtake of Shelley's pic from the October 1972 issue of Glamour magazine

Shelley appeared on the October 1972 issue of Glamour magazine in a spread called "Sweater Pets". In one pic from the spread, she modeled a fleecy soft pullover in French angora. According to the mag, the blue top could be worn over simple white pants and accessorized with cute yellow bracelets by Willie Woo. Shelley looked fresh and adorable in the pics taken by her then boyfriend photographer Steen Svensson.

 For more on this, go to:
Sweater Pets
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

True Red And White

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring/Summer 1977 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears Spring/Summer 1977 catalog. She was featured on various spreads throughout the catalog. In the spread called "True Red And White", she modeled separates in either just red or in red and white. She modeled a pair of red-and-white-striped pants and a printed red-and-white blouse underneath a red belted-tunic that had collars. She also modeled a pair of white pants with the same blouse but his time underneath a red cardigan sweater. In both outfits, Shelley looked chic.

a closeup of Shelley in the red sweater outfit

Growing Up Together

Shelley appeared in the Jack Heifner play Vanities in 1980. It was filmed for TV as part of HBO's Standing Room Only series and was aired the year after. Meredith Baxter Birney and Annette O'Toole headlined the play with her. It was about three girls growing up together. Shelley received glowing reviews for her performance.

Snazzy Bits

Shelley on a 1972 spread for featuring Simplicity pattern 5175

Shelley appeared on various catalogs, ads and packaging covers for Simplicity in the 1970s. In 1972, she appeared on a spread, modeling Simplicity pattern 5175, called "Snazzy Bits". It featured fashion pieces that could add a bit of jazz into any girl's wardrobe. She modeled two variations of the pattern - as a tunic length topper and as a midriff topper. And in both, she was just snazzy.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Glamour Girl

little pics of Shelley from "Glamour's Shopping Guide",
Glamour mag October 1965

Shelley appeared in Glamour magazine's October 1965 issue. She modeled coats and dresses which were great for that holiday season. Hats and gloves were also the order of the day during the era, so she wore them as well. Shelley was one stylish teen in 1965.

for Shelley's look on the right, go to:
Great Coat Or Whim Coat
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

for Shelley's look on the left, go to:
Wedding Coat Costume
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and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Million Dollar Model

Shelley appeared on many publicity pics in 1979. She was just cast as the newest Charlie's Angel and she was hounded by the press. One publicity pic of her had the Spanish caption that read, "Como modelo, ha ganado una fortuna y afirman que su sueldo actual llega a mas de un million de dollares" - which would roughly translates to,"As a model, she has made a fortune and her asking price has reached more than a million dollars." Shelley Hack was already a Supermodel when she joined Charlie's Angels - she was one of the biggest earners at The Ford Modeling Agency, the company that represented her. By 1981, Life magazine proclaimed her as one of the million dollar faces in the modeling industy - along with Lauren Hutton, Iman, Karen Graham, Cheryl Tiegs, Christina Ferrare and Margaux Hemingway.

The Most Beautiful Dress

Shelley in an ad for Valentino, 1975

Shelley appeared in an ad for Valentino in 1975. She wore "quite simply, the most beautiful dress in Rome", as the ad went. It was a silk crepe de chine outfit that was fluid and luxurious. It was available at Bloomingdale's. The platinum gray dress with bands of white was perfect for day to evening affairs. And of course, Shelley looked just fab in her Valentino stunner.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Love Boat Angel

paparazzi pics of Shelley as she was filming 
the Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels" in 1979

Shelley was hounded by the press and the paparazzi in 1979 when she was cast as the newest Angel in hit TV series Charlie's Angels. The paparazzi followed her and her fellow Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands where they were filming her debut episode "Love Boat Angels". Shelley said in one interview that she was surprised by the press "bonanza" that came after she got the part. She was surprised by the amount of interest her casting generated. Shelley became a Hollywood superstar before her first Angels episode even aired.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Campus Fashion

Shelley on the cover of Simplicity fashion catalog
for September, 1972

Shelley appeared on the cover of Simplicity fashion catalog's September 1972 issue. On the cover, she modeled Simplicity pattern 5068, a bias sleeveless dress perfect for wearing around campus. Shelley appeared on many Simplicity catalog covers and pattern packages throughout the 1970s. She was an in-demand model and was working constantly. Eventually, she catapulted to Supermodel status when she began endorsing Revlon Charlie perfume.

a closeup of Shelley from the cover

Taking A Hike

a writeup about Shelley from 1987

Shelley starred in the TV series Jack and Mike from 1986 to 1987; and writeups about her came out while she was in the show. One writeup talked about her new habit at the time - taking a hike. Shelley took up hiking as a form of exercise and as a passport to adventure. She enjoyed it so much she tried "to head for the mountains near her Los Angeles home everyday".

Shelley's pic from the writeup

Mary in Vanities

Screen captures of Shelley from the stage play Vanities

Shelley starred in the Jack Heifner play Vanities in November of 1980 with Meredith Baxter Birney and Annette O'Toole. It was filmed for TV as part of HBO's Standing Room Only series and was aired in 1981. Shelley, Meredith and Annette played Texas high school cheerleaders Mary, Kathy and Joanne respectively. The play was about the girls' lives, loves and friendships from high school to post graduation (from 1963 to 1974). Shelley surprised many with her performance in this play. She received a lot of  well-deserved critical praise.


Shelley appeared in a German language pattern package for angora-jacken or angora jackets. She modeled a red version of the jacket, perfect for the cold months. The photo was taken by her then boyfriend - fashion photographer Steen Svenson.

Out and about in 1992

Shelley at the 1992 Earth Day Walkathon

Greek Board Game

artwork of Shelley with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd
in a Charlie's Angels board game from Greece, 1979

Shelley appeared on the box artwork of a Greek Charlie's Angels board game in 1979. Most of the Charlie's Angels merchandise were concentrated on the show's first three seasons; so it's very rare to find merchandise with Shelley Hack or even Tanya Roberts on them. This board game is a rarity, but it's an example to how popular the series was worldwide - from seasons 1 to season 5. Thank you so much to at Facebook for the info and for posting the pic. I wonder what the board itself looks like.

Shelley with Jaclyn and Cheryl in the publicity still
the board game artwork was based on.

Sandy for Stephan

Shelley in an ad for Sandy Kayne for Stephan Casuals, 1975

Shelley appeared in an ad modeling a Sandy Kayne for Stephan Casuals outfit in 1975. Sandy Kayne designed outfits for the Abe Schrader Corporation fashion line Stephan Casuals, which specialized in clothes for the young and snappy. And Shelley was indeed young and snappy looking in her Sandy Kayne original.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Khaki Tan and Bright Coral

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog

Shelley appeared in Sears Spring Summer 1975 catalog. She appeared in various parts of the catalog including the "Junior Bazaar" section. In the spread called "Coordinates featuring... Chino Cloth in Khaki Tan and Bright Coral", she modeled several coordinated pieces that could be mixed and matched depending on the wearer's mood.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

In the spread, she was modeled various outfits. She modeled a jacket and trouser-style pants, both in khaki tan chino cloth. With it, she wore a bright coral cotton-knit T-shirt (which she modeled separately in one of the inset pics). A neutral beige-toned braided belt finished her look. She also modeled a floral-print short-sleeved and collared shirt over a pair of khaki tan shorts in chino cloth. And lastly, she modeled a sporty ensemble made up of a hooded and striped jacket top over the coral T-shirt with a pair of bright coral chino cloth pants with flared legs. And in all outfits, Shelley looked stunning.


Shelley starred as Frankie, a truck stop waitress looking to move on from her former flame, Gabe (played by Paul Michael Glaser), in the 1984 TV movie Single Bars, Single Women. The film explored the bar scene as seen in the eyes of women. It was a time when gender roles were evolving; and the line dividing the roles of both men and women in relationships were beginning to blur. Tony Danza, Christine Lahti and Mare Winningham round out the cast. It was directed by Shelley's future hubby Harry Winer.

Join the Fiesta

Shelley in an ad for Ms. Lee, 1975

Shelley appeared in several ads for Ms. Lee in 1975. In one of them (which had the tagline "Join the Fiesta"), she modeled a squash-colored denim jacket and pants ensemble which she modeled with a matching long-sleeved striped shirt in cucumber green, strawberry, squash and blueberry - a real fiesta of colors. A matching bucket hat, high-heeled sandals and leather choker finished her look. And Shelley looked ready to hit the town in her up-to-the-minute (for 1975) look.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Cutter to Houston Episode 2

screen captures of Shelley from the Cutter to Houston episode
"In the Eye of the Hurricane", 1983

Shelley's second foray into series TV was Cutter to Houston, a medical drama that was set in the small fictional town of Cutter, Texas. She played Dr. Beth Gilbert, an ambitious surgeon who saw Cutter as a stepping stone to a big career in a major hospital in Houston, Texas. Her co-stars were Jim Metzler who played Dr. Andy Fenton, a GP, and Alec Baldwin who played Dr. Hal Wexler, an internist. When their facility encountered problems they couldn't handle, they got in touch with a big city hospital in Houston - via a computer link up or helicopter (hence the series title).

more screen captures of Shelley from the Cutter to Houston episode
"In the Eye of the Hurricane", 1983

In the second episode of the series entitled "In the Eye of the Hurricane", Andy's black-sheep brother comes into town, causing friction between the siblings. At the same time, a patient, in need of a particular blood type, has to wait for the blood to be flown in. But then a fast-approaching hurricane is in danger of jeopardizing the much-needed shipment of blood. Jay Baker, Philece Sampler and Rhonda Aldrich guest starred.

 and more screen captures of Shelley from the Cutter to Houston episode
"In the Eye of the Hurricane", 1983