Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DVD Re-release

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd on the cover
of the Spanish language mag TelePrograma, January 1981

Shelley joined the cast of the worldwide hit/phenomenon Charlie's Angels in 1979, during the fourth season of the TV series. She played Tiffany Welles, daughter of a Boston police chief who was also a good friend of Charlie. After graduating from the police academy in Boston, Tif was taken away from all her "hazardous" police duties too and ended up working for the Townsend Agency. After, staying for a year, Angel Tif decided to stay back East.

the cover of the re-released version
of Charlie's Angels The Complete Series DVD set

Charlie's Angels The Complete Series is being re-released on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment. The new DVD set will come out this coming September 6. With a new box design, the 20-disc set will contain all the episodes from the original series - as well as the entire cast namely:

Kate Jackson as Sabrina Blaylock Duncan
Farrah Fawcett (then Majors) as Jill Munroe
Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett
Cheryl Ladd as Kristine Munroe
Shelley Hack as Tiffany Welles
Tanya Roberts as Julie Rogers
David Doyle as John Bosley
John Forsythe as the voice of Charles "Charlie" TownsendDavid Ogden Stiers as Scott Woodville (pilot only)

The Angels of Charlie's Angels The Original Series

A Really Pretty Dress 3

Shelley in a spread
for Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as in many spreads throughout Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972. In the spread under "Fashion Focus 7" called "Make A Really Pretty Dress", she modeled Simplicity Pattern 5159, a knit dress that was like a sweater. The spread encouraged young women to don dresses that looked like separates (a sweater and skirt set) but have the comfort of a dress. The snappy sportswear look fooled the eye and with the right accessories, looked très chic. And of course, Shelley looked très chic  in hers.

closeup of Shelley from the spread

First Leading Lady Role

Shelley and Joseph Brooks in a still for If Ever I See You Again, 1978

Shelley's very first leading lady role was in the 1978 film If Ever I See You Again. She played Jennifer Corly, the love interest of Bob Morrison, played by Joseph Brooks. Shelley didn't really have to audition for it. When she came in to read, Joe (who was also the film's producer and director) hired her on the spot. He felt she had the right look for the role and was enamored by her beauty. She was after all THE Charlie Girl at the time - a Supermodel at the very top of the modeling business.

Sopisticated Charlie Girl

Shelley in a 1982 version of the Charlie perfume ad

Shelley became THE Charlie Girl in 1976. Her image catapulted the brand (as well as herself) to iconic status. When everyone talks about Charlie perfume, it is her image that always comes to mind. That effervescent smile, that stride and that confidence is what everyone associates with the Charlie brand. Her Charlie Girl tenure lasted until 1982, the longest one for the brand.

Reasearching For Single Women

a writeup about Shelley in 1984 for the telefilm Single Bars, Single Women

Shelley starred in the telefilm Single Bars, Single Women in 1984. And for her role, she did some research by going to bars herself but in disguise. Her efforts proved to be worthy, because she was able to gather a wealth of info that helped her with her role. She also tired her hand at becoming a truck stop waitress (which was her her character's job) in Utah where most of the film was shot.

Shelley in a promo still for Single Bars, Single Women, 1984

Easy-Care Robes

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog

Shelley appeared in various spreads throughout the Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog. In the spread called "Be Cool.. Comfortable.. Fashionable in Sears Easy-Care Robes", she modeled a fashionable robe that could be worn all year-round and make anyone feel fabulous. It had the simplicity of a shirt counterbalanced by a burst of brilliant florals in bloom. The button-front robe glided from the shoulders down to the ankle of its full skirt. It had long sleeves and side-seam pockets. And Shelley looked sensational in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Valentine's Day Party

Shelley at the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party in 1980

Shelley attended the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in Feb of 1980. According to People magazine in 1980, all the show's principals (Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and David Doyle) "got a telegram inviting them back next year - except Shelley" and that she only found out about it the day after. Shelley told E! in 2002 that she never expected to be in the show for more than a year - which was already plenty for her. It seems Shelley was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of attention her tenure as an Angel generated. As a very private person, her leaving the show must have been a welcome relief.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dresses 1970

Shelley in a spread for Sears 1970 Spring Through Summer catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears 1970 Spring Through Summer catalog. In the spread featuring the latest dresses, she modeled the Jacket-Dress Caper and the Coatdress Craze. The former was a dress with a textured white cotton bodice and a plaid skirt. It came with a matching plaid jacket and a polka-dotted scarf/sash. The latter was an A-shaped coatdress with an off-beat widened collar and a lapel criss-cross to off-center closing. And in both dresses, Shelley looked smashing.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Out and About in '85

Shelley, out and about in '85
with future husband director Harry Winer

A Really Pretty Dress 2

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as in many spreads throughout Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972. In the spread under "Fashion Focus 7" called "Make A Really Pretty Dress", she modeled Simplicity Pattern 5074, a two piece dress in two lengths for knits. The spread encouraged young women to experiment with fashion and break fashion rules - like wearing a dress that's like a sweater and a skirt. And Shelley looked sensational in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Horror Thriller

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

Shelley starred in the horror thriller The Stepfather in 1987. The movie was a moderate success when it was initially released; but it has since gained a cult following due to its unique plot, its pacing and the superb performances of its main cast (Shelley, Jill Schoelen and Terry O'Quinn). Shelley was cast by the film's director Joseph Ruben who was impressed by her work in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy. She didn't have to audition for the role, because Ruben thought she was easy on the eyes and had a naturalness that was perfect for the role. And Shelley received glowing reviews for her performance in this cult classic. The film is currently out on DVD.

The Last Slumber Party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7iXiJCsJ-A
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Currently out on DVD as well is The Last Slumber Party, another horror thriller released a year after The Stepfather; but, unfortunately, it is not in the same league. In fact, this low budget horror flick wasn't actually scary. Probably the most interesting thing about the film was the dialogue uttered (at around 43 minutes into the film) by one of the characters that went, "Who’d you think it was, Shelley Hack?" The Shelley Hack reference came out of nowhere and just didn't have anything to do with the film at all. Well, reference or not, the movie could actually be quite entertaining if it's not taken too seriously. Some consider it "the best bad movie ever made" as well as a camp classic. Check out RiffTrax's review of the film at:

The Last Slumber Party
http://www.rifftrax.com/the-last-slumber-party
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Holiday Pantdressing

Shelley in a spread for Montgomery Ward Christmas 1976 catalog

Shelley appeared in the pages of Montgomery Ward Christmas 1976 catalog. In the spread called "Holiday Pantdressing, Just Made For Happy Times", she modeled a Novelty Shirt-On-Shirt Look Collar pantsset. It was made up of a long-sleeved button-front jacket, a matching pair of pants and a sleeveless scoop-neck pullover in a print that matched the the collar of the jacket. Footwear and a shoulder bag in matching finishes completed her look. And Shelley looked ready for the holidays ahead.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Love Boat Angels

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and guest star Bert Convy
on the set of the Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels"

Shelley's debut on Charlie's Angels was via the episode "Love Boat Angels". It was a crossover episode with the cast of The Love Boat making cameos on the show. It was partly filmed in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and had Bert Convy, Bo Hopkins and Dick Sargent as special guests. It topped the Nielsen ratings when it was first aired in September 12, 1979 - making everyone conclude that Angels was in for another great season.

Charlie's Angels The Complete Series DVD

Charlie's Angels The Complete Series is being re-released on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment this coming September. The new box design is a 20-disc set that will contain all the episodes from the original series including "Love Boat Angels" - as well as the entire cast namely:

Kate Jackson as Sabrina Blaylock Duncan
Farrah Fawcett (then Majors) as Jill Munroe
Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett
Cheryl Ladd as Kristine Munroe
Shelley Hack as Tiffany Welles
Tanya Roberts as Julie Rogers
David Doyle as John Bosley
John Forsythe as the voice of Charles "Charlie" Townsend
David Ogden Stiers as Scott Woodville (pilot only)

Designer Fashion

Shelley on the package cover of Simplicity Pattern 6754, 1974

Shelley appeared on the package cover of Simplicity Pattern 6754 in 1974. It contained a designer pattern for a shirt, top and pants that could be made by anyone. It also contained instructions on how to make the garment and recommended what fabrics to use. Simplicity Patterns have been around since 1927. Shelley appeared in many of its pattern designs throughout the late 1960s up until the mid-1970s.

a closeup of Shelley from the package cover

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Greek Cover Girl

Shelley appeared on the cover
of the Greek crossword magazine Pasatempo in 1980

A Really Pretty Dress 1

Shelley on the cover
of Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as in many spreads throughout Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972. The magazine/booklet featured the latest patterns Simplicity had come up with at the time. It also showed readers what they could do with them and how to play around with them by using fabrics and trims to personalize their fashion must-haves.

Shelley in a spread
of Simplicity The Fashion Magazine for Women Fall/Winter 1972

In the spread under "Fashion Focus 7" called "Make A Really Pretty Dress", she modeled Simplicity Pattern 5073, a mini tent-dress. The spread encouraged young women to experiment with fashion and break fashion rules - like wearing a mini dress with pants or jeans. And that's exactly what Shelley wore, her tent-dress over a pair of pants (Simplicity Pattern 5145). She was breaking fashion rules.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Paparazzi Pics

paparazzi pics of Shelley at LAX in 1997

Tailored Silhouette

a closeup of Shelley from a 1975 Ms. Lee ad

Shelley appeared in many ads for Ms. Lee (a division of Lee Company) in the 1970s. In one 1975 ad, she modeled their Jeans-Cords line, a fashion set in corduroy that had a tailored silhouette. It was made up of a pair of cuff-less trim jeans (or a snap-front skirt - which wasn't shown) and a hip length safari jacket. Worn with their Lee Floral Garden Shirt, and "you've got a lot of outfit going for you". And Shelley looked like she had a lot going for her.

Shelley in a 1975 ad for Ms. Lee

A Farm Girl Becomes Charlie's New Angel

Shelley in a writeup for Story magazine, May 1980

The Dutch mag Story featured a writeup on Shelley in May of 1980. It was called "A Farm Girl Becomes Charlie's New Angel" (At the time, Shelley owned a 240-acre farm in New York's Catskills where she would go to let her hair down and wind). It further went "After Kate Jackson was fired, the hunt for a new Charlie's Angel was on. Many candidates came forward, including Margaret Trudeau (the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister) and the actress Barbara Bach. But the role went to Shelley Hack". Many auditioned for the role of Tiffany Welles, but it was Shelley who was cast. According to Aaron Spelling, "We looked at some very well-known actresses in this town. Most of the girls we saw were gorgeous, but they didn't have the right bubble and intelligence." Leonard Goldberg added, "Shelley is a very bright young lady. She knows what's happening. The one thing that stood out was  that she was totally likeable in the tests."

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

Sleepwear '66 Part 2

Shelley in a spread for Penneys Christmas 1966 catalog

Shelley appeared in Penneys Christmas 1966 catalog. In the spread called "Keep Her Warm All Winter Long With The Soft Touch of Our Fluffy-Warm Dream Fabrics", she modeled fashionable but comfortable sleepwear. She wore the "London-inspired Little-Girl Look", a pink check shift spliced with festive ruffles, ribbons and eyelet. It same with a pair of bloomers to match. And Shelley looked "oh so sweet" in her sleepwear shift.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1966 spread

She's Got Legs

Shelley in a promo pic from 1978

Shelley was one of the sought-after Supermodels of the 1970s. She appeared in many magazines spreads and ads and was known throughout the world as THE Charlie Girl in the Charlie perfume ads. Her transition from Supermodel to actress was inevitable. Promotional pics of her were taken in the mid 1970s, showing off her physical assets, of course (as was and is the case for most aspiring actresses). Shelley's assets were her long shapely legs, which she bared in a few photo sets. One set featured her lounging around in cut-off jeans and a white top. Shelley was sensuous and sexy.

a closeup of Shelley from the promo pic

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Separates Featuring Denim

closeups of Shelley from a Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 spread

Shelley appeared in various spreads throughout the Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog. In the spread called "Junior Bazaar Separates Featuring...", she modeled "Denim Jeans And Go-Together Tops". She wore a blue Scoop-Neck Pullover top with short roll sleeves over a pair of white Boy-Cut Shorts in denim, which rode 2 inches below the natural waist. She also modeled a Pullover-Style Shirt, floral printed in faded blue, over a pair of shorts in faded blue denim that had one multi-color embroidered back pocket. Shelley was just smashing in her denim separates.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog

Bridesmaids Pics

Pics of Shelley with Audra Lindley and Sela Ward
during the filming of Bridesmaids, 1989

Shelley starred in the delightful telefilm Bridesmaids in 1989. It was about four childhood friends who all come back to their hometown for the wedding of a fifth friend. It starred other TV  legends (aside from Shelley who played Tiffany Welles in Charlie's Angels) such as Audra Lindley (Mrs. Helen Roper, Three's Company), Brooke Adams (Jennifer "Pagan" Trelawney, Lace 1 and 2), Jack Coleman (Steven Carrington, Dynasty, and later Noah Bennet, Heroes) and future TV legend Sela Ward (Teddy Reed, Sisters).

Charlie in the Netherlands 2

Shelley in a Dutch ad for the Charlie and Story magazine
promo contest Win A Trip To Hollywood

In the Netherlands in May of 1980, Charlie and the Dutch magazine Story organized a contest wherein the winner would win a trip to Hollywood. All anyone had to do was answer the quiz and mail the coupon to the address given. Shelley was currently a Charlie's Angel at the time, so the quiz had something to do with the hit TV series. Can you answer the questions?

Charlie's Angels-Quiz
1. To date, how many girls have played Angels on Charlie's Angels?
2. Which one of them was married to Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man)?
3. Who did the newest Angel, Shelley Hack, replace?
4. Who is the only remaining original Angel actress?
5. What are the names of the three Angels currently on TV in the Netherlands?
6. Which Charlie's Angel endorses Revlon Charlie cosmetics?

The more coupons were sent, the more chances participants had of winning.

Shelley in an Dutch ad for a Charlie and Story magazine
Mother's Day promo special

And since it was Mother's Day season, the mag also had a promo for the special occasion. A coupon could be cut out by readers and used to purchase a 62 g bottle of Charlie Eau de Cologne Spray at almost half the price. It came in a special "Charlie Makes You A Star" gift box with the Story mag sticker, because all women are stars.

a closeup of Shelley from the Charlie/Story Mother's Day promo ad

At An Event

Shelley with husband Harry Winer (that's him, her hand is under his arm)
at an event in 1993

Sleepwear '66

Shelley in a spread for Penneys Christmas 1966 catalog

Shelley appeared in Penneys Christmas 1966 catalog. In the spread called "Keep Her Warm All Winter Long With The Soft Touch of Our Fluffy-Warm Dream Fabrics", she modeled fashionable but comfortable sleepwear. She wore a pale-yellow sleepwear shift in cluny-type cotton lace with shiffli embroidery trim that never needed ironing (it was Penn-Pressed). And Shelley looked "oh so sweet" in her sleepwear shift.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1966 spread

Filmed in Europe

Shelley in a pic taken during the filming
of Frederick Forsyth Presents A Casualty of War, 1989

Shelley appeared in the TV movie series Frederick Forsyth Presents A Casualty of War in 1989. She played Monica Browne, the love interest of retired British secret service agent Tom Rowse (played by David Threlfall) who had a deadly secret. The telefilm was shot in England, Germany and Yugoslavia.

What's New...

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 "What's New... New Jumpers to Sew Right Now", she modeled patterns 9178 - a blouse with a bow-tied collar, 5154 - a sunny yellow jumper, 5148 - a super-shirt that included a bow tie and 5146 - a jumper in two lengths with a bib-like front or jewel neckline. And Shelley looked fresh and new in both fabulous '70s jumpers.

closeups of Shelley from the 1972 spread