Sunday, July 31, 2016

Complete 5-Day Wardrobe

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, Aug 1977
for more go to:
$130 Wardrobe

Shelley was one of the highest-paid models in the 1970s. She started out as a part-time teen model in the 1960s, then went full-time in the '70s when she graduated from college. By 1976, she jumped to Supermodel status when she landed an exclusive contract with Revlon to endorse their Charlie line. She appeared on the cover and pages of numerous major publications including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, Aug 1977
for more go to:
$130 Wardrobe part 2
$130 Wardrobe part 3

In August 1977, she appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar. In the spread called "Your Complete 5-Day Wardrobe for Under $130", she modeled five basic fashion pieces a woman could mix and match into 5 different looks. They were: a shirt, a tunic, a pair of jeans, a skirt and a sweater. Also included were ten Go-With-Everything accessories that could be added as finishing touches. They were: a natural leather bag, aviator sunglasses, a gold watch, a pair of boots, a wine leather shoulder bag, a woven belt, a shoulder pouch, a pair of kiltie shoes, a shawl and bangles. Readers were shown how to mix and match all the pieces and look fabulous from Monday to Friday. And who better to show them than Supermodel Shelley herself.

closeups of Shelley from the Aug 1977 Harper's Bazaar spread

Attorney Horvat

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

Shelley appeared in the 1992 telefilm Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story. Directed by her husband Harry Winer, the TV movie told the true story of rape victim Nancy Ziegenmeyer who overcame the stigma and shame of rape by bravely speaking out and talking about it. Her bravery inspired others to speak out as well. Patricia Wettig played the title role. Shelley played Assistant Polk County Attorney Nan Horvat. Ellen Burstyn, Stephen Lang, Joanna Cassidy, Gina Hecht and Eileen Brennan were also part of the cast.

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

Tender is the Nighttime

a closeup of Shelley from a December 1973 spread for Woman's Day magazine

Shelley appeared on the pages of Woman's Day magazine's December 1973 issue. In the spread called "Going-Places Faces and Chic Holiday Hairdos", she modeled one of the best looks for the holidays that season. "Tender is the Nighttime", as her look was called, was created by hair expert James Reda and makeup expert Richard Palombo. And Shelley looked ready for those grand parties and intimate gatherings.

Shelley in a December 1973 spread for Woman's Day magazine

Busy Actress

Shelley in the 1980s

Shelley was a busy actress in the 1980s. She appeared on stage, TV and in movies. She gained critical praise for her work in the feature films The King of Comedy and The Stepfather; as well for her work on stage for Vanities and Born Yesterday. On TV, she starred in two series Cutter to Houston and Jack and Mike.

Charlie in the Netherlands

"Charlie and Story (magazine) organize
the contest of your dreams, to win
'Star' treatment in Hollywood"
Shelley in a Dutch Charlie perfume ad
for Story magazine, 1980

In 1980, Charlie organized a contest wherein the winner won a trip to Hollywood. In the Netherlands, the contest was organized by both Charlie and the Dutch mag called Story. The winner got the "star" treatment in Hollywood; because "Charlie makes you a star!" And Shelley was definitely a superstar by then.

Reboot News

Shelley with Cheryl Ladd in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands,
taking a break from filming the Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels"

Charlie's Angels is being rebooted again. Elizabeth Banks has signed on to direct; and recently, Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn was in talks with Sony to write the screenplay for the latest reboot. The groundbreaking TV series premiered in 1976 with with Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith as the Angels. Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts joined the series as Angels in later seasons. The series was slated for a reboot in 1988 with Claire Yarlett, Karen Kopins, Sandra Canning and Téa Leoni as the new Angels; but it was shelved before anything was filmed. In the 2000s, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Demi Moore became the Angels on the big screen in the blockbusters Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003). The last reboot was the 2011 TV series Charlie's Angels with Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly and Nadine Velazquez as the Angels. So who will be the new Angels? Will the past Angels appear in the new feature? We'll have to wait and see; but check out the latest news about the upcoming movie at:

Playwright David Auburn in Talks for ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Pants to Sew

Shelley with Shelley Smith in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, August 1972

Shelley appeared on the pages of Simplicity Fashion News August 1972 issue. In the spread called "Pants to Sew Right Now with New Partners", she modeled pattern number 5139 which included a pair of pants, a blouse and a pullover style top sized for knits. The set also included a pattern for a bias-skirt. Matching shoes an a cute heart-buckled belt finished her look. Shelley looked young and fresh in her contemporary '70s duds.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1972 spread

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Soft 'n Fuzzy

closeups of Shelley from a Montgomery Ward Christmas 1976 catalog spread

Shelley appeared in several spreads throughout the Montgomery Ward Christmas 1976 catalog. In the spread called "Soft 'n Fuzzy. Brushed Caprolan Nylon. A Special Kind of Warmth", she modeled a nightgown with a rounded neck accented with piping ties in a bow and barrel cuffs. It had special touches such as embroidered flowers and rows of pintucking edged in lace. Matching scuffs finished the look. And Shelley looked sensational and ready for bed.

Shelley in a spread for Montgomery Ward Christmas 1976 catalog

New on DVD

Perry Mason: The Complete Movie Collection
will now be available on DVD

Supermodel Shelley played a former Supermodel in the 1993 TV movie A Perry Mason Story: The Case of the Wicked Wives. It was a sort of tribute to Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) who died before it aired. The movie co-starred other Supermodels (Kim Alexis, Kathy Ireland, Maud Adams and Beverly Johnson) as well and had Paul Sorvino as Anthony Caruso playing Perry Mason's friend who takes over his office while he's away. The telefilm was released last March as part of the Perry Mason - Movie Collection Volume 5, a 3-DVD set; but now it being re-released as part of a new 15-DVD set. The Perry Mason - The Complete Movie Collection will contain all the 30 post-series telefilms including Wicked Wives. The release date was announced as August 9th. Buy it when it comes out.

Simplicity Cover

a closeup of Shelley from the cover of Simplicity, January 1970

Shelley appeared on many covers of the Simplicity catalog. In January of 1970, she appeared on the cover with Lucy Angle (far left) and Susan Forristal (center).  All the models on the cover modeled five different versions of pattern number 9164, a laced-up peasant dress. Relaxed and romantic was big in the 1970s, so peasant dresses were very popular then. And Shelley et al. looked fab in their peasant duds.

Shelley on the cover of Simplicity, January 1970

Guest Appearance

Shelley on the set of Good Morning America in the mid-80s

Shelley was one busy actress in the 1980s. She appeared on stage, the big screen and the small screen. Like many actresses then and now, she would regularly make the talk show rounds as well. She appeared several times on Good Morning America, an American morning TV show that debuted in 1975 and is still on the air today.

Charlie Girl Gold

Shelley was photographed for a Charlie perfume ad in GOLD in 1980,
looking like THE true Charlie Girl superstar she was

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl from 1976 to 1982. From her commercials and print ads, she inspired many women (as well as gay men) to go out, be confident and just be their fabulous selves. Shelley donned many looks as THE Charlie Girl, from casual to sporty to elegant - from daytime chic to evening glam. In 1980, she was photographed in a gold sequin jumpsuit that was sexy and perfect for a night out of partying in town. A shot from that set was used on the box of the Charlie Makes You A Star! perfume bottle. And by then, Shelley definitely was a superstar.

Private Superstar

Shelley, lounging in her lanai, in a promo pic from 1979

Shelley's big break came in 1979 when she was cast as Tiffany Welles in Charlie's Angels. All of a sudden, she was all over the news and people were interested in everything about her. But she was determined to keep her privacy and refused to talk about her family, saying it was her not them that was in showbiz. As one Mexican magazine put it, "el famoso 'Angel' se niega a hablar de su pasado" or "the famous 'Angel' refuses to talk about her past".

Summer Treat

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, August 1972

Shelley appeared on the pages of Simplicity Fashion News August 1972 issue. In the spread called "Summer Treats in Jiffy Patterns So Simple To Sew", she modeled the miniskirt version of pattern number 5021, a back-wrap dress. A vibrant-colored and bold-printed fabric was used on her "oh, so summery" dress. Matching sandals, shades and bangles finished her look. Shelley looked vibrant and fresh and ready for all those summer activities.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1972 spread

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hair Model '65

Shelley sporting the latest hairdo trend
for Good Housekeeping magazine in 1965

Shelley was discovered by the heir to the A&P supermarket fortune Huntington Hartford (publisher of Show magazine) at a debutante ball in 1964. Shelley's mother told her to go to the ladies room and powder her nose if ever a guy was bothering her; and that night, Shelley was always "powdering her nose". But, eventually, Hartford got to talking to Shelley's parents and was able to publish photos of her in the September issue of his magazine that year. And by November, Shelley had become a Ford model and appeared on the covers of both Glamour and Seventeen magazines simultaneously. And the rest is history.

From Charlie Girl to Charlie's Angel

Shelley in a publicity photo from 1979

Shelley was already a Supermodel when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979. She was known as THE Charlie Girl and was famous throughout the world. Her casting in the show made headlines all over the world; and everyone was excited to see THE Charlie Girl become Charlie's newest Angel.

THE Charlie Girl

Shelley didn't just appear in Charlie perfume ads,
she appeared in ads for Charlie nail polish,
like this one from 1978

Shelley became THE Charlie Girl in 1976; and sparked the imagination of the entire world. Although other models came before her, it was her wholesome yet sexy, androgynous yet alluring, vivacious and fresh image that catapulted the brand to worldwide success. Charlie was the first American lifestyle brand that gained worldwide attention as well as brisk sales. And Shelley's image was a HUGE factor in the success of the brand.

Shelley and Harry

Shelley and Harry at an event in Beverly Hills, 1996

Cover Girl '74

Shelley on the cover of the French mag Collections Magazine, Hiver (Winter) 1974

Shelley was one of the most successful models at the Ford Modeling Agency or Ford Models Inc. She was discovered in 1964 and started modeling the same year. As a student, she would only model during summers as school was her priority. But as soon as she graduated, she went full-time as not to waste a good opportunity. Her parents told her to always peek in when a door opened.

a closeup of Shelley from the Collections Magazine, Hiver (Winter) 1974 cover

What Mike Thinks

a writeup about Tom Mason of Jack and Mike from 1986

Shelley starred in her 3rd TV series Jack and Mike in 1986. She played Jackie, a journalist, who is married to Mike, a restaurateur. Mike was played by Tom Mason, who appeared as Shelley's boyfriend in the TV movie Kicks in 1985. The two had great chemistry in the telefilm which translated well in the series as well. In a writeup about Tom Mason in 1986, what he says of Shelley is that she "has really had a tough time. She deals with it beautifully." I guess he was talking about the Charlie's Angels stigma that Shelley was having a hard time shaking off. It was tough for all the Angels to shake off the image that made them famous and to be taken as a serious actress.

Mini Sleep Tops

closeups of Shelley from a spread in Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of the Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog. In the spread called "Mini Sleep Tops with Matching Panties", she modeled a Mini Shift top and panties set. The top had embroidery and white lace trim on the front yoke and shoulders. The bodice had a sheer overlay. And Shelley looked sweet and sexy in her sleep set.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Put It Together For Fall

a closeup of Shelley from Simplicity Fashion News, 1971

Shelley appeared in the September 1971 issue of the booklet Simplicity Fashion News. She appeared in the spread called "How To Put It All Together For Fall" which featured fashions in the "new 'denim-looking' fabrics" - blue suede-cloth and printed sail-cloth. Shelley modeled Simplicity patterns 9523 (a blouse) and 9566 (a bolero and mini-skirt), both in the denim-like fabrics. A unique belt, a pair of matching knee socks and clogs finished her look. Shelley looked so much in fash for the coming cold months.

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, 1971

Single Woman

Shelley with Paul Michael Glaser in a promo pic
for their 1984 TV movie Single Bars, Single Women

THE Charlie Girl

Shelley in a 1979 Charlie perfume ad
that included the brand's makeup and nail care line

Shelley first became famous for being THE Charlie Girl, the unforgettable Supermodel from those iconic Revlon Charlie ads and commercials in the 1970s. A slew of models came before her, but it was Shelley's image that catapulted the brand to worldwide recognition. The image of Shelley strutting around the world -  "gorgeous sexy and young", free-spirited independent and confident, fabulous single and happy - sparked a nerve in women all over. Every woman wanted to be that free and that fabulous. Shelley THE Charlie Girl is an icon in itself.

Great Reviews

Shelley starred in the Jack Heifner play Vanites back in 1981, right after her stint on Charlie's Angels. Filmed for HBO's Standing Room Only series, the play was about the interrelationships of three women from the time they were in high school to their womanhood in the 1960s. Co-starring with Shelley were Meredith Baxter-Birney and Annette O'Toole. Shelley got great reviews for her portrayal of Mary, the free-thinker of the bunch. She even impressed her biggest detractor during her Charlie's Angels days Ed Lakso with her performance.

Look SPECtacular

Shelley modeling specs in a spread for Woman's Day, 1972

Shelley appeared in the spread called "Look Spectacular in Bold Prescription Specs" in the March 1972 issue of Woman's Day magazine. The spread explained to readers how to chose frames and lenses that would be helpful as well as flattering to their eyes and face. The makeup on Shelley and the rest of the models was done by legendary makeup artist Way Bandy. Shelley modeled the frame design called Capote in crystal (it came in light and dark tortoise as well).


the new Charlie's Angels The Complete Series DVD set

Charlie's Angels The Complete Series DVD set will be re-released September 6 this year with new packaging. All five seasons of the eye-popping crime-stopping series will be released by Mill Creek Entertainment in a 20-disc set (down from the 27-disc set released by Sony in 2012.)

screen captures from Charlie's Angels The Original Series

Watch them all again: Sabrina falling in love with the bad guy in "Angel in Love", Jill being chased by the bad guy in "Consenting Adults", Kelly catapulted to the roof of a warehouse in "Angels on Ice", Kris wrestling an alligator in "Winning Is for Losers", Tiffany kicking bad guy butt in "Angels Go Truckin'" and Julie on the hood of the bad guy's getaway car in "Angel in Hiding". All that and more on the DVD release of the classic, ground-breaking 1970s TV series.

Jeans 'N' Things

Shelley with Joyce Walker in a spread for Sears Fall Winter 1975 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of the Sears Fall Winter 1975 catalog. In the spread called "Jeans 'N' Things", she modeled an "Embroidered Shirt and Sweaters... Perfect Partners with Denim Separates". She modeled an Embroidered Chambray Shirt over a pair of Trouser-Style Denim Jeans. Her look was finished with a matching hose and a pair of open-toed sandals with ankle-wrapping straps to close. She also modeled a Turtleneck Pullover and a Hooded Sweater over a pair of Double-zipper Denim Jeans.The same leather sandals finished her look. And Shelley looked casual and chic in her jeans 'n' things.

closeups of Shelley from the 1975 spread

Sunday, July 3, 2016


July 6, 2016

Your fans all over the world love you
and wish you and your family all the very best!!!

The Suits of '73 C

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen magazine, 1973

Shelley appeared on the pages of Seventeen magazine's February 1973 issue. In the spread called "Learning Suits", she modeled skirt-suits that could be worn while learning to ice skate. She modeled a baby blue cropped jacket with a wide elasticized waist, cuffed sleeves and safari pockets. It came with a matching pleated skirt that ended above the knee. A sweater in the same color and a pair of coordinating knee socks finished her look. She also modeled a pink blazer padded slightly at the shoulders and nipped close to the body. It came with a matching hip-pleated above-the-knee skirt. A strawberry print shirt and matching knee socks finished her look. And in both suits, Shelley looked ready to fashionably hit the ice.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

That Smile

Shelley became an in-demand Supermodel in the 1970s. Her face was everywhere - endorsing everything from shampoos to beds. Shelley's smile was a familiar sight on magazines and commercials during the era. Clients always seemed to want her to smile she once said. And why not? Shelley has one of those smile that melts hearts. It's effervescent, disarming, welcoming and very sexy, all at the same time. It was one of her biggest assets when she was a Supermodel.

Bare-Look Shifts

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog. In the spread called "Great Bare-Look Shifts", she modeled two shoulder-baring shifts that were perfect for summer that year.

One of them was a shoulder-baring, as well as back-baring, shift dress with a clingy bodice that had elasticized smocking and a whirly skirt. It had straps that tied at the back of the neck and a back zipper. Shelley looked sexy and ready for the summer heat.

She also modeled a shoulder-baring dress with a bodice that had rows of elasticized smocking in "zingy" colors and topped with tiny ruffles. It was held up with a pair of tie-on shoulder straps. It had a softly flared skirt that flattered everyone. Shelley looked sweet and ready for those warm summer days.

Shelley Makes Good

a writeup about Shelley from 1987

Shelley slowly but surely made sure she always moved forward in her career as an actress. After her big break as one of Charlie's Angels, she immediately did plays, films and TV projects to further hone her acting chops. Eventually, she earned critical praise; but it was in 1987 that she scored a hit with the film feature The Stepfather. It came hand-in-hand with her third foray into series TV Jack and Mike, which was slowly gaining a bigger audience when it was suddenly canceled.

Cover Girl 1966

Shelley on the cover of Simplicity Pattern Book, 1966