Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bright Touches 2

Shelley in the cover of the 1971 Columbia-Minerva leaflet Chill Chasers

Shelley appeared in many brochures and leaflets during her tenure a Supermodel in the 1970s. In 1971, she appeared on the cover of the Columbia-Minerva leaflet called Chill Chasers. It contained "bright touches to warm gay spirits from top to toe". Shelley modeled design number CC-5, a cable car cap, which was perfect for the coming cold weather. Shelley, of course, looked sensational.

a closeup of Shelley from a 1971 Columbia-Minerva leaflet

Dancing Angel

Shelley with David Doyle filming
the Charlie's Angels episode "Dancing Angels"

Shelley became one of Charlie's Angels in 1979, taking over the slot vacated by Kate Jackson. From then on, she became one busy actress/supermodel. Aside from her Angels schedule (Daily, she's up at 5 am for hair and makeup at 6 and is back in bed by 9:30 pm.), she also had her Revlon Charlie obligations to fulfill; so her time was divided between the east and west coasts. But Shelley was and is a trooper. She knows that hard work pays off.

Clever is the Password

a closeup of Shelley from a Seventeen mag spread 1965

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Seventeen magazine's November 1965 issue. In the spread called "Clever is the Password to Crochets", she modeled fashions that were perfect for winter evenings that year. Sweaters with the loving-hands look of crochet and matching pants were the choice for that season - and, of course, in soft pastels.

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, 1965

Shelley modeled a lacy blouson knit sweater in lavender pink which she wore over a pair of similar-colored wool covert pants that had the fine finish of doeskin. Fresh makeup and a simple brushed hairdo finished her look. Shelley looked ready for those cool winter evenings.

Newest Angel

a writeup about Shelley from Co-ed magazine 1980

Shelley became one of Charlie's Angels in 1979; and was immediately hounded by the paparazzi. Magazines put her on their cover, and writeups about her were everywhere. In March 1980, Co-ed magazine said Shelley made "glamour and self-confidence look easy"; and, of course, they were pertaining to her Charlie perfume commercials and print ads. They also said she made "crime-solving detective work seem just as simple."

a writeup about Shelley from Co-ed magazine 1980

Creating a Revolution

Shelley THE Charlie Girl was in the spotlight once again in:
Classic Ad Review: How Charlie Created a Revolution in a Jumpsuit
http://adage.com/article/classic-ad-review/classic-ad-review-charlie-created-a-revolution/311479/

Shelley first came to the attention of the world as THE Charlie Girl. She appeared in a commercial for Charlie by Revlon and shot to fame. The message of the commercial she made was so groundbreaking for women that it became an icon of the era. For more info on that go to:


Shelley did many commercials for Charlie by Revlon

Shelley was and is THE quintessential Charlie Girl. It was her image that sparked the imagination and inspired women (and men as well) all around the world. Her glamour, self-confidence and fabulousness just leapt out of television and print ads. After the initial commercial she did with Bobby Short, she appeared in a slew of other commercials for the brand. So far, seven of them can be viewed on YouTube.

1970s Beauty

Shelley in a beauty pic from the late 1970s

Shelley was one of the unforgettable beauty icons of the 1970s. In 1978, Mademoiselle magazine said, 'Shelley's brand of beauty is all-American and wholesome; you just like her." The mag added "Shelley projects in photographs: like a '60s cheerleader all grown up." She had a smile that could light up a room and a presence that grabbed people's attention. But, to add to Mademoiselle's assessment, Shelley also had an unselfconscious sexiness to her, as seen in those Charlie perfume she made.

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Shelley in a spread for Folio Collections: 
Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973

Shelley appeared in many catalogs throughout her modeling career. One of them was the Saks Fifth Avenue catalog Folio Collections. Saks Fifth Avenue is a high-end department store located in Manhattan, New York City, that sells luxury goods. In the Folio Collections: Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973 catalog, she appeared in the spread called "Win, Place or Show". She modeled a shirtdress that spoke softly but carried a big impact. It was a multi-print knee-length shirtdress with a sash around the waist by Oscar de la Renta. Shelley looked fab and ready for any day-to-evening affair.

closeups of Shelley in Oscar de la Renta from the spread

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bright Touches

a closeup of Shelley from a 1971 Columbia-Minerva leaflet

Shelley appeared in many brochures and leaflets during her tenure a Supermodel in the 1970s. In 1971, she appeared on the cover of the Columbia-Minerva leaflet called Chill Chasers. It contained "bright touches to warm gay spirits fom top to toe". Shelley modeled design number CC-1, a head scarf, which was perfect for the coming cold weather. Shelley, of course, looked sensational.

Shelley in the cover of the 1971 Columbia-Minerva leaflet Chill Chasers

At A Play

Shelley at the St. James Theater, NY, in 1981

Shelley watched the October 1981 performance of Mike Burstyn in the play Barnum at the St. James Theater in New York. Mike Burstyn succeeded Jim Dale in the title role that very night. Barnum is a musical based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum. Other attendees were Tony Bennett and Theodore Bickle (who played Peter Wycnski in the 1st season Charlie's Angels episode "Angels on a String").

Chenille and Fur

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, 1965

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Seventeen magazine's November 1965 issue. In the spread called "Chenille is the Password", she modeled fashions that were perfect for winter that year. From helmets to sweaters, as long as they had "pussycat textures", they were in.

a closeup of Shelley from a Seventeen mag spread 1965

Shelley modeled a practical but fashionable option to wear in the slopes, a furry helmet. Her checkerboard print fur helmet was a perfect compliment to her black turtleneck and crisp white coat ensemble. Shelley looked stunning.

another closeup of Shelley from a Seventeen mag spread 1965

Shelley also modeled a V-neck chenille sweater in blues and greens which was paired with stretchy twill pants, both by Pantree. A white turtleneck top under her sweater finished her look. Shelley looked fresh and ready for those cold winters.

Pick of the Litter

a clipping of Shelley from 1983

Shelley starred in the 1983 TV series Cutter to Houston. It was one of the most promising TV series that was on for that season. Shelley had honed her acting skills on stage and had been picky about the TV and movie roles she had been accepting and it seems to have paid off. As one writer put it, "The surprise is that everybody (in the show) is very good, especially Hack, who may stage the acting profession's comeback of the year in this show."

the part of the clipping about Cutter to Houston

What's Going On

a closeup of Shelley from a 1972 Bobbie Brooks ad

Shelley appeared in many ads for Bobbie Brooks from the 1960 to the early 1970s. Bobbie Brooks was one of the five largest garment manufacturers in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s specializing in women's garments. In the 1972 ad called "What's Going On", she modeled colorful separates that were perfect for the holidays that season.

Shelley in an ad for Bobbie Brooks, 1972

Angel 1979 1980

A paparatzi pic of Shelley from 1979

Shelley joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979 and was immediately thrown into the middle of Angelmania that was sweeping the entire globe. She was photographed, written about, interviewed, etc. right after the announcement of her new Angel status. Shelley was hell-bent in keeping her privacy though. She thought of her new opportunity as work; and she worked hard and tried to learn everything she could about the business.

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Shelley in a spread for Folio Collections:
Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973

Shelley appeared in many catalogs throughout her modeling career. One of them was the Saks Fifth Avenue catalog Folio Collections. Saks Fifth Avenue is a high-end department store located in Manhattan, New York City, that sells luxury goods. In the Folio Collections: Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973 catalog, she appeared in the spread called "Win, Place or Show". She modeled a sleeveless dress that had a "zest for the happy" zigzag print. A matching belt finished her look. Shelley looked sensational and ready for those day to evening affairs.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Which Vicky Are You?

a closeup of Shelley from a 1972 Vicky Vaughn ad

Shelley appeared in many ads for Vicky Vaughn during her modeling days. Vicky Vaughn was a the junior division of the R & M Kaufmann ladies' line of clothing. In the ad with the tagline "Which Vicky Are You?", she wore a long tweed skirt overlaid with fun rickrack over the all-day long blouse topped with a skinny ribbed sweater. Black open-toed pumps, hose, belt and and bracelets finished her look. Silver earrings brought an elegant touch. Shelley looked sensational.

Shelley in an ad for Vicky Vaughn, 1972

Radiant Beauty

a clipping about Shelley in 1980

When Shelley became a Charlie's Angel in 1979, there was so much buzz and excitement about the radiant beauty, known worldwide as THE Charlie Girl, becoming part of Charlie's bevy of crime-fighting babes. But when her episodes aired, it seemed she was given less to say than her co-stars. They said she couldn't act. But then how come she did so well in the Love Boat episode she appeared in? It was filmed and aired at around the same time. Consequently, she was given more lines mid-season, but most fans had tuned out by then. She actually did very well in those later episodes. Also, the series had already slipped from #5 to #12 in the ratings by the 3rd season. Shelley's casting actually pulled the ratings up to #18 (her first episode "Love Boat Angels" ranked #1 the week it aired).

Satin Shirts

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, 1967

Shelley appeared in many spread throughout Seventeen magazine's October 1967 issue. In the spread called "Satin Shirts Turn On!", she donned a pink long-sleeved satin shirt dress that was perfect for evening parties and shindigs. A gold circle chain belt, printed hose and buckled pumps finished her look. Matching dangling pink earrings and a cropped wig further enhanced her '60s vibe.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1967 Seventeen mag spread

Running For A Seat

Shelley in the 1990s

In 1994, Shelley set her sights on a county Democratic Central Committee seat in the Westside and San Fernando Valley district; but she was disqualified. She came down with the flu; so she asked someone else to take over the signature-gathering needed to secure her a seat. But the man who did it didn’t live in the 41st District (a requirement) so it rendered all the signatures he gathered invalid. But Shelley wasn’t disappointed. "My concern is less elective office and politics," she said, "My concern is community service, and there's plenty to do."

Charlie's Supermodel

a closeup of Shelley's pic used for a 1979 Charlie perfume ad
go to Charlie Scarf to see the ad

Shelley was a certified Supermodel by 1976. She was able to secure an exclusive contract with Revlon to be the face of their Charlie line. And Shelley didn't disappoint. She catapulted the line (as well as herself) to iconic status. Other models came before her, but Shelley's image is the one that was etched in everyone's memory. Her air of elegance and complete confidence teamed with a sense of approachability was inspiring to so many. Everyone wanted to be a Charlie Girl after she began endorsing the line.

a pic of Shelley used for a 1979 Charlie perfume ad

A Budding Actress

Shelley in a 1977 publicity pic

Shelley was a well-known Supermodel by the mid-1970s. And like many other Supermodels before her, Hollywood came knocking at her door. So she enrolled at the Herbert Berghof Studios in New York to study acting under Jack Wolzer. She got a memorable cameo role in the 1977 Academy Award winning Woody Allen film Annie Hall where she played a vacuous WASP. In 1978, she all but retired from modeling, appearing exclusively for the Charlie brand, to concentrate on acting.

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Shelley in a spread for Folio Collections: 
Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973

Shelley appeared in many catalogs throughout her modeling career. One of them was the Saks Fifth Avenue catalog Folio Collections. Saks Fifth Avenue is a high-end department store located in Manhattan, New York City, that sells luxury goods. In the Folio Collections: Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973 catalog, she appeared in the spread called "Win, Place or Show". She modeled an ensemble by Lisa Cobb made up of a short-sleeved, round neck, polka dot sweater topped with a long-sleeved button up cardigan in a reverse color scheme over a solid white texturized completely-lined wrapped skirt with an unexpected top pocket on the back. A scarf over her had and a straw hat finished her look. And Shelley looked ready for all those seaside parties.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Prettiest Pastels

Shelley in an ad for Pandora, 1972

Shelley appeared in many ads for Pandora, a fashion line that had been around since 1938. In one 1872 ad, she modeled Pandora's "prettiest possible pastels" namely: the "Tidy Alice" turtleneck top over a pair of plaid flyfront trousers and finished with a very-V cardigan with "flutter sleeves". And Shelley looked pretty in those pastels indeed.

a closeup of Shelley from an ad for Pandora, 1972

1987 Cult Classic

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

Shelley appeared in the 1987 cult classic The Stepfather. She was cast right off the bat by director Joseph Ruben who had seen her not on Charlie's Angels but in the 1982 Martin Scorsese film The King of Comedy. Ruben thought she was easy on the eyes and had a naturalness that was perfect for the role. Shelley received great reviews for her role in both films.

Artwork Ads

an artwork of Shelley, THE Charlie Girl in the Charlie perfume ads,
in an ad for Charlie Colorblend Soft Pencils, 1979

Shelley was THE ultimate Charlie Girl during her tenure as the brand's model and spokesperson. She appeared in many commercials and print ads pushing not just the brand's perfume line but ts cosmetics, skin care and nail care lines as well. Sometimes artwork of Shelley would be used in the ads. Check out:

Shelley in the same ad for Charlie Colorblend Soft Pencils, 1979

Find Out!

Shelley on the cover of Entérese magazine, 1980

Shelley appeared on many magazine covers throughout her Charlie's Angels stint. The press interest on the women who became part of Charlie's team was relentless and made superstars out of all of them - all over the world. In 1980, Shelley appeared on the cover of the Mexican mag Entérese (Find Out). Shelley had been adamant about keeping her private life private; but fans all over the world still had so much interest in Charlie's most reclusive Angel.

Supermodel Makeup

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, 1977

Supermodel Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar in October of 1977. The spread was called "Ready-To-Wear Beauty: The Great New Looks From Top Designers"; and it featured makeup looks from famed fashion designers Bill Blass, John Anthony, Stephen Burrows and Donna Karan. Shelley opened the spread with a beauty look by Bill Blass that could be achieved with the new Sparkling Bordeaux Collection from "Ultima" II/Charles Revson which, of course, was by Revlon. A step-by-step plan was presented so any woman could get Shelley's Supermodel look. She donned Bill Blass fashions and gold, diamond and ruby jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels for the spread.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Planning for the Future

a clipping of Shelley from 1979

Shelley became a Supermodel in her teens and 20s. But she knew she couldn't possibly be an in-demand model by her 50s. So she decided to make sure she got an education, so she had something to fall back on when she's more mature. She thought about becoming an archeologist or even a lawyer; but she turned out to be a media consultant for pre- and post-war countries and eventually a Hollywood producer. Not bad.

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Shelley in a spread for Folio Collections:
Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973

Shelley appeared in many catalogs throughout her modeling career. One of them was the Saks Fifth Avenue catalog Folio Collections. Saks Fifth Avenue is a high-end department store located in Manhattan, New York City, that sells luxury goods. In the Folio Collections: Saks Fifth Avenue Signs of Spring and Summer 1973 catalog, she appeared in the spread called "Win, Place or Show". She modeled an ensemble by Lisa Cobb, made up of a long-sleeved shirt top that had a wisp of belting over a pair of white pants with fared legs. Matching open-toed footwear with wedged heels and headband finished her look. Shelley looked ready to win at the races.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Stitch a Hot Combo

closeups of Shelley from a 1966 spread on Seventeen mag

Shelley appeared in many spreads on Seventeen magazine throughout her modeling career. In October 1966, she appeared in a spread called "Stitch a Hot Combo" where she modeled hot outfits anyone can make themselves. She wore McCall's pattern no. 8490, a pleated skirt, with a short-sleeved turtlenecked top, a fancy belt, a matching bag and pigtails. She also wore McCall's pattern no. 8492, a pant suit with geometric details on the top. Matching gloves finished her look. Also, she wore McCall's pattern no. 8528, a strappy dress, and accessorized it with a matching bracelet and ribbon on her hair. In all three looks, Shelley looked sensational.

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, 1966

Wholesome and Sexy

Shelley in a publicity still from 1978

Shelley became a Supermodel in the 1970s. She appeared in many ad campaigns, in print and on TV during the period. Her wholesome, all-American look was all the rage; and Shelley was everywhere. She had this clean, fresh, open and honest look that had a tinge of sexy to it - much like a cheerleader all grown up.