Sunday, February 28, 2016

All-Weather Coat

Shelley in an ad for Forecaster of Boston, 1977

Shelley appeared in an ad for Forecaster of Boston on 1977. It featured all-weather coats that were a step ahead of the weatherman. She modeled a powder blue full-length coat with a color coordinated paisley lining. And Shelley looked ready for those cold or rainy days.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Modern Needle/Craft 3

Shelley in a spread for Modern Needle/Craft mag, 1971

Shelley appeared on various spreads throughout the mag Modern Needle/Craft in 1971. In one spread, she modeled a Tote Bag anyone could make. The bag, made out of yarn, was a must-have for any young lady in the early '70s. Shelley wore the same turtleneck sweater and smart skirt from a previous spread in the same mag.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

'70s Supermodel

Shelley was among a handful of Supermodels who became famous in the 1970s. She appeared in many publications and commercials and was constantly working. And she modeled everything - from makeup to jewelry to high and affordable fashions to mattresses to hair nets and many, many more. Of course, she also modeled the staple in every woman's wardrobe back then - the fur coat, a luxury only few could afford.

Natural Beauty

Shelley, a natural beauty with little or no makeup
in a 1979 paparazzi pic

Preppy Shelley '78

Shelley's preppy style was evident early in her acting career.

Publicity pictures of her strolling around the city were released in 1978, in time for the screening of her film If Ever I See You Again. Pictures from the same set were used as promotional material when she joined Charlie's Angels. One Spanish mag attached a caption on the pic which said:

"Se rumor a que la esbelta figura y el attractivo personal de Shelley provoco panico en Cheryl Ladd, con quien guarda cierto parecido. Y que, Jaclyn Smith sufrio un ataque de... celos."

which roughly translates to:
"It is rumored that the slim figure and the personal style of Shelley cause a panic attack in Cheryl Ladd, who bears a resemblance to Shelley. And, Jaclyn Smith suffered an attack of ... jealousy."

Oh, what they would write about the Angels back then were so far-fetched.

One of Her Finest

Robert De Niro and Shelley Hack in The King of Comedy, 1983

Shelley starred in one of Martin Scorsese's most underrated films - the 1983 box-office flop The King Of Comedy. Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis lead the cast of characters that included (aside from Shelley) Sandra Bernhard, Diahnne Abbott and Tony Randall. The film is about a comic who would do anything to gain fame. The subject of the film has become more significant as the years have gone by - with  the "cult of celebrity" becoming more and more widespread. The movie has gained more fans (filmmakers and film buffs alike) decades after its theatrical release. And Shelley turned out one of her finest performances in the film. In fact, it's her work in this film that got her the lead in the cult classic The Stepfather in 1986.

a Japanese writeup about The King of Comedy, 1983

A Good-Time Wardrobe

a closeup of Shelley from a Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog spread

Shelley appeared on many spreads in Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog. In the spread called "Separates featuring... A Good-Time Wardrobe of Casual Knits", she modeled a shirt and skirt ensemble, perfect for summer that season. The shirt had jacquard-patterned collar as well as cuffs. The skirt had an inverted front pleat and two patch pockets. A matching woven belt and a pair of wedge-heeled sandals finished her look. And Shelley looked just fabulous in her summer getup.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Separates Look

a closeup of Shelley in a spread for Aldens in 1970

Shelley appeared on the pages of Aldens catalog in 1970. In the spread called "Juniors: Put on Two Great Parts", she modeled "The Separates Look" - a layered look that was snapped up with great details. She wore a smart jerkin over a printed blouse and flared mini-skirt ensemble. And Shelley looked snappy in that season's layered look.

Shelley in a spread for Aldens in 1970

Beautiful and Intelligent


Shelley became famous in the  1976 when she became THE Charlie Girl; and in 1979, she became even more famous when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels. She came in to replace Kate Jackson's empty slot in the hit TV series and was the perfect replacement (everybody was so excited). Not only was she beautiful like Kate, she was smart like Kate as well (and designer Nolan Miller didn't like her, like Kate, as well). Shelley, the intelligent ivy-league Connecticut-bred Supermodel, was a Smith College graduate and had studied archaeology in the University of Sydney in Australia. Beautiful and intelligent, this well-educated mannequin was the perfect choice to replace Charlie's smart Angel.

Troll 1985

A Japanese writeup on the movie Troll, 1985

Shelley appeared in the feature film Troll in 1985. The film starred many past and future television stars aside from Shelley. Past TV stars like Sonny Bono (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour) and Gary Sandy (WKRP in Cincinnati) and future TV stars like Michael Moriarty (Law & Order) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld) were in the film. Mother and daughter June and Anne Lockehart was also part of the cast, as well as Phil Fondacaro who played Torok the Troll. Jenny Beck and pre-teen superstar Noah Hathaway rounded out the cast. Troll was geared towards children and was kept appropriately wholesome. An animated prequel version of the film  entitled Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter Jr. (set for release in 2017) is currently in the works with Patricia Arquette and Baxter Bartlett as voice talents. An animated series follows it in 2018.

a closeup of Shelley with her Troll castmates
Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty and Jenny Beck

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Shelley in a spread for Modern Needle/Craft mag, 1971

Shelley appeared on various spreads throughout the mag Modern Needle/Craft in 1971. In one spread, she modeled a crocheted hat and scarf set and a ring belt made from yarn. A turtleneck sweater, a smart skirt and matching leggings finished her look. Shelley looked sensational.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

A Perry Mason Mystery

Shelley with the cast
of A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives, 1993

In 1993, Shelley starred in the TV movie A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives. It was the first of a string of TV movies to come out after the death of Raymond Burr (Perry Mason himself).  It was a sort of tribute to the late actor. Paul Sorvino played Anthony Caruso, an attorney friend of Mason who temporarily takes over Perry's office while he is away. Beverly Johnson, Kim Alexis, Maud Adams and Kathy Ireland joined Shelley as the "wicked wives".

Ladies of the Night

a writeup about Shelley from 1983 (with Cybill Shepherd and Shelley Smith)

In 1983, Shelley starred in her second TV series Cutter to Houston. But she wasn't the only top model on a prime-time TV series that year, the only Lady in the Night. Cybill Shepherd appeared in The Yellow Rose and Shelley Smith appeared in For Love and Honor. Neither of the three lasted long in the air. Cybill's series is out on DVD though. Let's hope Shelley's Cutter to Houston makes it on DVD as well. Fingers crossed...

Coordinate with Corduroy

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1973 catalog

Shelley appeared on many spreads in Sears Fall and Winter 1973 catalog. In the spread called "Coordinate with Corduroy", she modeled outfits that were what else - coordinated with corduroy. One outfit was made up of a classic printed plaid long-sleeved shirt, a rib-knit pullover top, a pair of fly-front pants and, of course, a fitted corduroy blazer. Another outfit was made up of a cropped corduroy jacket over a turtleneck pullover and an A-line corduroy skirt. In the inset pic, she modeled the same pants with first - a great white shirt and a smart sleeveless vest- and with second - the same turtleneck pullover she wore with the skirt. And Shelley looked just fabulous in all for them.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine Bride's

Shelley on the cover of Bride's magazine, March 1972

Shelley appeared in the cover of Bride's magazine in March of 1972. She had become very active in modeling by that time and had appeared on the covers of various magazines. Bride's or Brides magazine was and is one of the most widely circulated mags that cater to brides and their needs. Shelley appeared inside the mag as well.

a closeup of Shelley from the Brides 1972 cover
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ONE AND ALL

Valentine's Day Movie

a poster for the 1978 film If Ever I See You Again

Shelley's first leading lady role came in the 1978 film If Ever I See You Again. She was handpicked by producer/director/leading man Joe Brooks to play the part of artist Jennifer Corly, his love interest in the film. The movie flopped at the box office but has since gained a cult following among romantic-film lovers. It's the perfect movie to watch for Valentine's Day.

Shelley and Joe Brooks in the pub still used for the poster
of the 1978 film If Ever I See You Again

What to Wear Under Black 2

Shelley modeled a sexy lacy slip for Vogue in 1974

Shelley appeared in the Ocotober 1974 isue of Vogue in a spread called "What to Wear Under Black at Night". In it, she modeled lingerie that women could wear underneath their fabulous black evening outfits. One of them was a sexy slip with an all-lace top a lace hem by Gossard Artemis. Another was a sexy sheer black lace halter bra and a black lace bikini, both by Formfit Rogers.The pics were taken by her then boyfriend photographer Steen Svensson.

Shelley modeled a sexy black lace bra and bikini for Vogue in 1974

Glittering With Life

Shelley in a spread for Glamour magazine, December 1964

Shelley appeared in her second spread for Glamour magazine in December of 1964. The month prior, she was the mag's cover girl; and that month, she was included in a feature spread called "The Gift of Beauty". Shelley's beauty was described as "She glitters with life, her eyes shine, her hair shines, her laugh even shines". She was one of the rising stars in the modeling world. Twelve years later she would reach Supermodel status via her Charlie perfume endorsements.

closeups of Shelley from the 1964 spread

Family Pic in '96

Shelley with husband Harry Winer and their daughter Devon Rose
at the premiere of House Arrest (directed by Harry) in 1996

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a closeup of Shelley from a Modern Needle/Craft spread, 1971

Shelley appeared on various spreads throughout the mag Modern Needle/Craft in 1971. In the spread called "Predicting... Refreshing Young Fashions", she modeled a smart young look for '71 - which was made up of a pair of knickers and a bolero. Directions for making them was included in the mag. A turtleneck sweater and matching leggings jazzed up the knickers/bolero set. A smart hat finished her look. And Shelley definitely looked smart in them.

Shelley in a spread for Modern Needle/Craft mag, 1971

Junior Bazaar Outerwear

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall/Winter/1975 catalog

Shelley appeared on many spreads in Sears Fall/Winter/1975 catalog. In the spread called "Junior Bazaar Outerwear", she modeled two coats perfect for the cold months. First was The Wrap-Coat in a soft luxurious fabric which came in two colors, camel tan and rust brown. She modeled the coat in both colors. The second was The Hooded Coat which came in plaid brushed fabric or solid-color melton cloth. She modeled the solid-colored version in hunter green. In all the coats, Shelley looked just fabulous.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Armful of Flowers

a publicity pic of Shelley from the 1980s
thank you so much to the Shelley Hack Fan Page on Facebook
for posting the pic

Shelley became a superstar in the late '70s. She gained fame via her Charlie perfume commercials and print ads - she was known all over the world as THE Charlie Girl. Her Supermodel status got the attention of Hollywood and she was cast in the phenomenally successful TV series Charlie's Angels. From that point on, her fame was cemented. Tons of publicity pics were taken. One of them was a set with her carrying an armful of flowers. She was absolutely stunning in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the pub pic

Out-Growing A Shag

Shelley in a spread for Glamour magazine, 1972

Shelley appeared in the pages of Glamour magazine in September of 1972 - in a spread called "Beauty Lift For Hair Out-Growing A Shag". In the spread, she showed readers how to style hair being grown out of the Shag hairstyle where the hair is cut in layers. How to set the hair, how to control the waves and how to brush the hair back - all of them were shown in the spread. And Shelley was lovely in all the styles presented.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Lip Service

Shelley got lip service, according to one news bit about her from 1979. Like all the Angels before her, Shelley's makeup, while filming Charlie's Angels, was constantly touched up - and that included her lipstick. The Angels were to look stunning in every frame filmed; so makeup, hairstyle and wardrobe were a top priority in the hit series.

What to Wear Under Black

Shelley modeled a sexy two-piece lingerie set for Vogue in 1974

Shelley appeared in the October 1974 issue of Vogue in a spread called "What to Wear Under Black at Night". In it, she modeled lingerie that women could wear underneath their fabulous black evening outfits. One of them was a two-piece black satin bra and bikini set by Van Raalte of Antron III. Another was a satiny black body stocking with touches of lace on top by Sensuale by Bali. The pics were taken by her then boyfriend photographer Steen Svensson.

Shelley modeled a sexy black body stocking for Vogue in 1974

Publicity Pic '78

Shelley in a 1978 publicity pic

Shelley was on her way to Hollywood superstardom in 1978. The Supermodel had risen to the very top of the modeling world via her exclusive contract with Revlon Charlie. Shelley was known as THE Charlie Girl and was setting her eyes on Hollywood. Publicity pics of her were released when her movie If Ever I See You Again was being shown theaters.

Front Runner

an writeup about Shelley from 1979

Shelley was dubbed as one of the Photoplay magazine's Front Runners in 1979. She was cast as the newest Charlie's Angel; and, because of all the publicity surrounding her casting, she became famous enough to be on the same page as fellow Angel Farrah Fawcett and Hollywood legend John Wayne. Shelley was already known as THE Charlie Girl and her casting catapulted her to Hollywood superstardom - even before she filmed anything for the hit TV series.

a closeup of Shelley's writeup

The Layered Look

Shelley in a spread for Montgomery Ward catalog in the '70s

Shelley appeared in Montgomery Ward catalog in the '70s in a spread called "The Layered Look". The "Put-Together Look" or "Layered Look" was a 3-piece fashion set that was made up of a printed blouse (with a detachable stock tie), a long vest and a pair of elastic waist pants. It was the smartest look of the season, according to the catalog, and came in two color sets, red and green. Shelley wore the look so well, she looked ready to spend the day in town.

closeups of Shelley from the '70s spread