Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to One and All!!!

Paparazzi Capture

a paparazzi capture of Shelley from around 1982

Shelley gained worldwide recognition as THE Charlie Girl; but her recognition factor skyrocketed when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels. When she left the series, she was typecast. But she was out to prove that she could go beyond the acting exposure the hit series afforded her. She embarked on stage work and she carefully chose her film roles, that by 1982, she had garnered great reviews of her work.

Supermodel Spread 10

Shelley, from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

Shelley was one of the highest paid Supermodels by the mid 1970s; and in 1976, she landed a 15-page ad/spread for the Italian designer label, Krizia, which appeared on the pages Italian Vogue. The spread featured fabrics and yarns by Bini, Cantons, Grawitz, Overdrive, Quatrefoil, Rainbowand Solbiati. Makeup was by Deborah, handbags by Bottega Veneta, footwear by Andrea Pfister and Mario Valentino, and accessories by Krizia. It was photographed by Steen Svensson, Shelley's boyfriend at the time.

a closeup of Shelley from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

She's A Hit

A writeup about Shelley from 1979

Shelley joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979 as Tiffany Welles, the brainy Angel from Boston. Her casting was big news that year, and everyone was excited to see THE Charlie Girl catching the bad guys for the Townsend Agency. US Weekly predicted that the series, with Shelley on board, would be a hit. Her first few episodes actually ended up among the top ten shows the week they were aired.  In fact, "Love Boat Angels" was Number 1 the week it was aired. It topped the Nielsen ratings.

Shelley with Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith
Charlie's 4th Season Angels

Sensational Shelley

Shelley in THE Movie Star Dress for Harper's Bazaar, 1983

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar in 1983. "In the spread called "Sensational at Any Age", she joined Christy Brinkley, Veronica Hamel, Barbara Carrera, Dina Merrill and a host of other actresses in showing readers how to look get a sensational body at any age. Shelley shared her beauty secrets as well as her exercise routine and diet.

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, 1983

In 1983, Shelley was working hard on living down the image she acquired when she became a Charlie's Angel back in 1979 (In fact, all the Angels were doing the exact same thing, as they all ended up typecast after the series was cancelled). By then, Shelley had successfully tackled stage via Vanities and Close Ties. She also received great reviews for her work on Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy; and was soon to start filming her second TV series Cutter to Houston.

a 1983 writeup on Shelley with no mention of Charlie's Angels

Publicity Pic

Shelley in a 1978 publicity pic

By 1978, Shelley had become one of the highest paid models in the world and had reached Supermodel status. She was a hot commodity and Hollywood was her natural next step. A year before, she had a small but memorable part in the Academy Award winning film Annie Hall. And by 1978, she had her first leading lady role via the film If Ever I See You Again. Although it bombed at the box office, Shelley just kept on going. She appeared in the mini series Married: The First Year and did voice work for the feature Time After Time. In 1979, she became a superstar via Charlie's Angels.

Christmas Crafts 3

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, Nov 1970

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as on the pages of Seventeen mag's November 1970 issue. In the spread called "Christmas Crafts", she modeled some stuff from the mag's "big mixed bag of gifted goodies to make for you and yours" - handmade things that could be given out as gifts. She wore The Plushest Poncho, that could be made using faux fur, over a pair of straight-legged pants (McCall's Pattern 2699) and finished her outfit with a scarf by Givenchy. She a sweater by Ladybug over a pinto'd patterned midi-skirt with a wide waist (McCall's Pattern 2670). Silver accessories and boots by Famolare finished her look.Shelley looked fab in her handmade duds.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sweater Pets Spread 3

Shelley in Glamour's Shopping Guide for Glamour mag, October 1972

Shelley appeared on the pages of Glamour magazine's October 1972 issue. In the spread called "Sweater Pets", she modeled beautiful sweaters that had such a soft furry look to them it would tempt admirers to pet them. The sweaters had a way with color and shape as well, they were great to wear alone over a pair of pants or a skirt with a bit of jewelry like ivory bracelets and big beaded necklaces. Details regarding the outfits she modeled were listed down on "Glamour's Shopping Guide".

Details about Shelley's fab Sweater Pets outfits

First Leading Lady Role

Shelley with Joseph Brooks in If Ever I See you Again, 1978

Shelley's first leading lady role was Jennifer Corly in the 1978 film If Ever I See you Again. She hardly auditioned for the role. When she walked in to read, she was immediately cast. She was also asked to wear her glasses on the film - which she did throughout it. The film didn't do well at the box office but has since become somewhat of a cult favorite as it was later shown many times on cable TV. 

Shelley with Joseph Brooks in If Ever I See you Again, 1978

Supermodel Spread 10

closeups of Shelley, with her back turned, from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

Shelley was one of the highest paid Supermodels by the mid 1970s; and in 1976, she landed a 15-page ad/spread for the Italian designer label, Krizia, which appeared on the pages Italian Vogue. The spread featured fabrics and yarns by Bini, Cantons, Grawitz, Overdrive, Quatrefoil, Rainbowand Solbiati. Makeup was by Deborah, handbags by Bottega Veneta, footwear by Andrea Pfister and Mario Valentino, and accessories by Krizia. It was photographed by Steen Svensson, Shelley's boyfriend at the time.

closeups of Shelley, with her back turned, from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

Fellow Angels

Shelley with Cheryl Ladd at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1980

Shelley attended the Love Boat Honors Helen Hayes event in 1980. It was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Her fellow Charlie's Angels Jaclyn Smith (with whom she was photographed with during the party) and Cheryl Ladd were also in attendance. Shelley and Cheryl were photographed together as the arrived at the event. Cheryl was a staunch defender of Shelley when she left Angels.

Sew Your Own Look

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared on many spreads throughout Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog. In them, She modeled many of the fashions available at the department store including daywear, nightwear, coats and even uniforms. In the spread called the "Sew Your Own Look in Sportswear", she modeled clothes that could be made with fabrics available at the store - like yard-dyed patterned fabrics. Shelley looked sophisticated in her printed dress.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Publicity Pics from Home

Shelley with her dog at her farm in upstate New York

Shelley posed for many publicity photos when she was starting out as an actress. One set had her posing right in her own home - her farm in upstate New York. Shelley loved the laid back lifestyle she led when she was there. She could walk around sans makeup, garden, renovate and bake - she likes baking rich desserts.

Christmas Crafts 2

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, Nov 1970

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as on the pages of Seventeen mag's November 1970 issue. In the spread called "Christmas Crafts", she modeled some stuff from the mag's "big mixed bag of gifted goodies to make for you and yours" - handmade things that could be given out as gifts. She modeled a Switcheroo Skoncho, a poncho that could be worn as a skirt or as a cape. It came with a Cap-anion which readers could knit as well. A jumpsuit by Alberoy, chokers by House of Joy and Eye Plus, boots by Latinas finished her look. She also modeled an outfit enhanced by pre-cut put-ons - "homespun cutouts blazed with preplanted, embroidered flowerings" - that could be sewn on boleros, belts and suspenders. A matching snood could be made for it too. A unique tie and a shirt and skirt by Shapely Classics finished her look. Shelley looked fab in her handmade duds.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sweater Pets Spread 2

closeups of Shelley from a Glamour mag spread, October 1972

Shelley appeared on the pages of Glamour magazine's October 1972 issue. In the spread called "Sweater Pets", she modeled beautiful sweaters that had such a soft furry look to them it would tempt admirers to pet them. The sweaters had a way with color and shape as well, they were great to wear alone over a pair of pants or a skirt with a bit of jewelry like ivory bracelets and big beaded necklaces.

Shelley in a spread for Glamour mag, October 1972

Shelley modeled three pretty puff-sleeved sweaters in the angora look. She wore a cream puffed-sleeved sweater with eyelet work and pale blue stripes by March II over a pair of flannel pants by Cacherel. She wore a yellow angora and lambswool sweater by Crochetta Ltd. over a pair of wool pants by You're the Tops; and accessorized her outfit with a Willie Woo belt. She also wore a blue and white sweater reader's could knit themselves with yarn from Brunswick Yarns; and accessorized it with a Willie Woo necklace. In all three sweaters, Shelley looked fab.

Happy 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary to the TV series Jack and Mike

Shelley's third TV series was Jack and Mike, which debuted on September 16, 1986. The series was about a married couple (yuppies) trying to find time for each other amidst their busy work schedules. Shelley starred as Jackie Shea, a journalist at the Chicago Mirror; while Tom Mason played Mike Brennan, her restaurateur husband was about to open his third restaurant in Chicago, the series' setting. It received mixed reviews; but its detractors admitted Shelley and Tom were very good in the show, with one saying that with good TV vehicles, Shelley and Tom could shine. The show was scheduled right after Moonlighting and gained a respectable following, but was cancelled after one season. Let's hope it's resealed on DVD soon. Shelley admitted that she loved doing Jack and Mike. So to Shelley and Tom, HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY.

watch the opening credits of Jack and Mike at:
TV Show Openings 1986 Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZNEgVsU5w
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Supermodel Spread 9

Shelley, from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

Shelley was one of the highest paid Supermodels by the mid 1970s; and in 1976, she landed a 15-page ad/spread for the Italian designer label, Krizia, which appeared on the pages Italian Vogue. The spread featured fabrics and yarns by Bini, Cantons, Grawitz, Overdrive, Quatrefoil, Rainbowand Solbiati. Makeup was by Deborah, handbags by Bottega Veneta, footwear by Andrea Pfister and Mario Valentino, and accessories by Krizia. It was photographed by Steen Svensson, Shelley's boyfriend at the time.

a closeup of Shelley from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

Finally Out on DVD

The Love Boat Season 3 will be out on DVD on January 17, 2017

Finally, the third season of the hit TV series The Love Boat is being released on DVD next year, on January 17, 2017. The third season featured many notable guest stars; and it was also the season Shelley was in. Her episode "Dumb Luck/Tres Amigos/Hey, Jealous Lover" was the 24th episode of the season and was first aired on March 15, 1980. Jayne Meadows, James Gregory, Kevin Tighe and child star Ronnie Scribner were also in the episode. Shelley's performance was so good, fans should get a copy. The season has been divided into two DVD sets; and since there only 28 episodes, Shelley's is most probably in the 2nd set.

Pre-order both DVD sets on Amazon at:
 
Love Boat: Season Three Volume One
https://www.amazon.com/Love-Boat-Season-Three-One/dp/B01M34BHWB/ref=pd_bxgy_74_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NQ2SJNJPMK0QTHSDN9Y2
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and

Love Boat: Season Three Volume Two
https://www.amazon.com/Love-Boat-Season-Three-Two/dp/B01MFEUPXG/ref=pd_bxgy_74_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YPKHQW6T6PXTZANAAFPK
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Sew Your Own Look

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared on many spreads throughout Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog. In them, she modeled many of the fashions available at the department store including daywear, nightwear, coats and even uniforms. In the spread called the "Sew Your Own Look in Sportswear", she modeled clothes that could be made with fabrics available at the store - particularly no-wale cotton corduroy and perma-prest knit. Shelley looked sunny in her sportswear.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

A Fan of Shelley's

Cheryl Ladd on Closer mag's Dec 5, 2016 issue

Cheryl Ladd was interviewed by Closer mag; and it appeared on the mag's Dec 5, 2016 issue. The mag caught up with the latest in Cheryl's life, was asked about new home (and business venture) in Texas and was asked about her former Charlie's Angels co-stars as well. She said Jaclyn Smith is coming to visit her, Farrah was "100 percent professional" and that she was a fan of Shelley's. She said Shelley was "a really hardworking, nice girl." I hope all the living TOS Angels finally reunite and sit for one legendary interview. That would be so AWESOME!

Cheryl Ladd on Shelley Hack,
the two really got along

Christmas Crafts 1

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, Nov 1970

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as on the pages of Seventeen mag's November 1970 issue. In the spread called "Christmas Crafts", she modeled some stuff from the mag's "big mixed bag of gifted goodies to make for you and yours" - handmade things that could be given out as gifts. She wore a maxiskirt and midi jumper ensemble that could be knitted by anyone. The outfit was finished with an Exit I sweater, boots by Golo and a necklace by Tortolai. She also wore a hair snood anyone could crochet. Shelley looked fab in her handmade duds.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sweater Pets Spread

a closeup of Shelley from a spread from Glamour mag, October 1972

Shelley appeared on the pages of Glamour magazine's October 1972 issue. In the spread called "Sweater Pets",  she modeled beautiful sweaters that had such a soft furry look to them it would tempt admirers to pet them. The sweaters had a way with color and shape as well, they were great to wear alone over a pair of pants or a skirt with a bit of jewelry like ivory bracelets and big beaded necklaces. Shelley modeled a blue fleecy soft pullover sweater anyone could knit themselves over a simple white pants. She finished her outfit with yellow bracelets by Willie Woo. Shelley was stunning in her fleecy sweater.

Shelley in a spread for Glamour mag, October 1972

Shelley and Tony

Shelley with Tony Danza in a 1985 paparazzi pic

Shelley starred in the 1984 TV movie Single Bars, Single Women. She played Frankie, a truck-stop waitress trying to get over her man Gabe (played by Paul Michael Glasar) whom she caught with another woman. Also in the cast was Tony Danza who played Dennis, a truck driver who was interested in Frankie.

Supermodel Spread 8

Shelley, from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

Shelley was one of the highest paid Supermodels by the mid 1970s; and in 1976, she landed a 15-page ad/spread for the Italian designer label, Krizia, which appeared on the pages Italian Vogue. The spread featured fabrics and yarns by Bini, Cantons, Grawitz, Overdrive, Quatrefoil, Rainbowand Solbiati. Makeup was by Deborah, handbags by Bottega Veneta, footwear by Andrea Pfister and Mario Valentino, and accessories by Krizia. It was photographed by Steen Svensson, Shelley's boyfriend at the time.

a closeup of Shelley from a 15-page ad/spread for Krizia, 1976

Angels in Germany

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd 
on the March 1980 cover of Bunte, a German celebrity/lifestyle mag

Shelley became a superstar when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979. Many were excited to see THE Charlie Girl fighting crime for Charlie Townsend. Her casting made news all over the world; fans of the show knew she was a great addition to the cast. Pictures of her (some with co-Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd) were splashed on magazines, newspapers, fan rags and tabloids all over the world - from the Americas to Europe to Africa and Asia.

Effortless Sportswear

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Shelley appeared on the pages of for Sears Fall and Winter 1973 catalog. In the spread called "Effortless Sportswear", she modeled just that - sportswear that was easy, classic, warm and machine washable. She wore a gold turtleneck pullover sweater over a over plaid skirt in gray, bright gold, cream and black. A cream rib-knit cardigan went over her sweater. White knee socks and a pair of black loafers finished her collegiate look. Shelley looked chic and ready for any sports or academic endeavor.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1973 catalog

Another Go

a writeup about Shelley and Jack and Mike co-star Tom Mason, 1986

Shelley returned to series TV in 1986 via Jack and Mike. Shelley was growing as a performer and the series was a perfect showcase for her talent to finally shine. Her co-star Tom Mason was on the same boat. He needed the right vehicle to finally shine and the series was a good opportunity for him to do so. Both had worked together a year earlier in the TV movie Kicks, playing a couple. They had great chemistry and it was apparent that Jack and Mike was going to take full advantage of that.

Triangle Stole

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

Shelley appeared in the pages of the 1971 spring summer issue of Modern Needle/Craft magazine. She was featured in several spreads. In the spread called "Smart Shawls and Ponchos", she modeled the Triangle Stole, a triangular-shaped stole with a striped design and fringed edges on two sides. Anyone could knit the smart-looking stole that was perfect for those cool spring summer evenings. In it, Shelley looked chic as usual.

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