Sunday, April 23, 2017

Charlie Body Language

Shelley in a newspaper ad for Charlie Body Silk

Shelley appeared in many ads for the Revlon Charlie brand; she was, after all, THE Charlie Girl. One ad, which had the tagline Charlie Body Language", had her putting on the brand body lotion Charlie Body Silk. Charlie was a brand that had a fragrance, makeup and body lotion lines. Shelley was THE ultimate Charlie Girl, and therefore she appeared in ads promoting every line of the world recognized brand.

Promo Pics 1980s

Shelley in a promo pic from the 1980s
 
Shelley was very active in show business in the 1980s. After her big break in Charlie's Angels, she immediately delved into unknown territory, the stage, where she received critical acclaim. She then went back to doing TV shows and movies and garnered rave reviews for her work in The King of Comedy (1983) and The Stepfather (1987).

Italian Mag Spread I

Shelley in a spread for Vogue Italia, 1976
 
Shelley appeared on the pages for Vogue Italia in April of 1976. In the spread called "Vestito: Un Po Di Collegio Gli Fa Bene" or "Dress: A Little Colligiate for Spring", she modeled traditional  silk dresses and the latest way they were to be worn for that spring - the way college students did then.
 
a closeup of Shelley from the spread
 
She wore a silk dress accessorized (like college students would then) with a simple purse or some matching lipstick or a fancy piece of jewelry or a chic hat or a great pair of nylons. With any of them, Shelley looked sensational.

Out and About '89

Shelley in West Hollywood, 1989

Shelley was a working actress in the 1980s. She appeared on many stage, big screen and small screen productions during the era. She also attended many functions, screening and premieres at the time. One of them was the screening of the ABC Original movie I Love You Perfect. It was held at the DGA Theatre in West Hollywood, California, in September of 1989. And the paparazzi snapped away, of course.

Vogue Cover

Shelley on the cover of Vogue Italia, 1973

Shelley appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia's March 1973 issue. She was photographed by renowned fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri. Babieri did photographs for the Italian, French and American editions of Vogue magazine. His collaboration with fashion designer Valentino led to innovations in modern fashion advertising campaigns. He won the Biancamano Prize as Best Italian Photographer in 1968 and was named one of the  14 best international fashion photographers by the German magazine Stern in 1978. He never retouches his photos and photographs in analog.

Die Texas Klinik

a German language writeup on Cutter to Houston (Die Texas Klink), 1988

Shelley's second foray into series TV was Cutter to Houston. It was about three doctors working at a medical facility in the fictional small town of Cutter in Texas. When they get cases the facility can't handle, they contact a big city hospital in nearby Houston for assistance. Alec Baldwin and Jim Metzler co-starred. The series had a short run; but it was aired in Germany with the title Die Texas Klinik (The Texas Clinic) in 1988.

Bodywear '74

Shelley with Randi Oakes (who would later star in the TV series CHiPs)
in a spread for Montgomery Ward Spring '74 Book

Shelley appeared in may spread throughout Montgomery Ward Spring '74 Book. In the spread called "Fun To Wear... Easy-Care Bodywear", she modeled a bodysuit. It was a fitted top with snap crotch and elasticized legs designed to be worn over a skirt, shorts of pants. The Layered Look, as her body suit was called, had the look of a short-sleeved scoop-necked pullover worn over flock-dotted gingham checked shirt with collars and cuffs. Shelley looked ready for those fun summer months in her Layered Look.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mood-Setter

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, Nov 1972

Shelley appeared a spread for the November 1972 issue of Simplicity Fashion News. In the spread called "For Young Romantics, The Mood-Setter", she modeled a look that would set the mood - a look made more feminine with pretty details that soften the sleeves, neckline and hem. She modeled Simplicity Pattern 5297, a look made up of a Lord Byron vest, a blouse with bishop sleeves and Puritan collars and a swinging skirt. Matching hose and a flower between her collars finished her look. And Shelley looked very pretty in her mood-setting ensemble.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Critical Acclaim

Shelley, out and about in the 1980s

Shelley was very active in show business in the 1980s. After her big break in Charlie's Angels, she immediately delved into new and unknown territory for her, the stage; and she was one of the first actresses to do so. After all the negative criticism (undeserved) she got from her performance on Angels, she began receiving rave reviews for her stage acting. Her work on Vanities, Close Ties and Born Yesterday surprised and wowed many critics. Her stage work paved the way for her critically acclaimed roles in The King of Comedy and The Stepfather. She was last seen on stage in Tamara in the late 1980s.

Italian Mag Spread H

Shelley in a spread for Vogue Italia, 1976

Shelley appeared on the pages for Vogue Italia in April of 1976. In the spread called "Vestito: Un Po Di Collegio Gli Fa Bene" or "Dress: A Little Colligiate for Spring", she modeled traditional silk dresses and the latest way they were to be worn for that spring - the way college students did then.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

She wore a silk dress accessorized (like college students would then) with a simple purse or some matching lipstick or a fancy piece of jewelry or a chic hat or a great pair of nylons. With any of them, Shelley looked sensational.

Charlie's Angels Season 4 and 5

a German fan asks if Charlie's Angels is coming back

Shelley's tenure in the hit TV series Charlie's Angels lasted for a year and according to her that was already more than enough for her. Shelley's fans all over the world were saddened by the news that she had left the show; and a new Angel search was on the way. Priscilla Presley, Kelly Collins (Bo Derek's sister) and even Farrah Fawcett were mentioned as Shelley's possible replacement. Of course, we know it was Tanya Roberts who got the part. I wonder how it would have been if it was Jaclyn Smith who left and Cheryl Ladd, Shelley and Tanya became the new team. That would have been interesting, right?

Publicity pics would have looked like this. 
Charlie's Angels Season 5:
Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts

Here's a fan made intro for Charlie's Angels Season 5 with Cheryl, Shelley and Tanya. Although, I think Cheryl would have gotten top billing by that time; because, by then, she would have been the senior Angel. Would it have been great if it happened?

Charlie's Angels intro: 5 season (if Jaclyn Smith went)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNOrKkpjVII
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Exciting New Basics 3

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, 1977

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Harper's Bazaar Oct 1977 issue. In the spread called "Exciting New Basics", she modeled "The Classics of 1977", an array of winning fashion pieces that every woman could count on for that season, in fact, for any season. They were bright, beautiful basics in the latest shapes and fabrics that would make every woman look and feel great.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Shelley modeled the Herringbone Print Shirtdress. That year's take on the shirtdress was "a little softer, a little smoother, a lot snappier". It was a dress by Leonard Fashion of Paris that unmistakably oozed class and could be worn anywhere, anytime. A printed scarf, button earrings and a clutch was all that was needed to finish her look. And Shelley looked sensational.

Infomercial 1997 H

Shelley in an infomercial for TheraCel, 1997

In 1997, Shelley did her second infomercial. It was for TheraCel, a unique new skin care regimen. The skin care system was said to tighten skin, moisturize and reduce wrinkles. Within a week of its airing, it ranked #5 on the infomercial charts and generated tremendous initial and continuity sales. It also received recognition from the prestigious Jordan Whitney firm.

screen captures of Shelley from the TheraCel infomercial, 1997

Charlie and Chaz 1980

Shelley with Tom Selleck in an ad for Charlie and Chaz, 1980

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl from 1976 to 1982. "THE" because it was Shelley's image that inspired women to go out, be independent and be happy about it. In fact, it was and still is Shelley's face that is most associated with the brand. And just like Shelley, Tom Selleck was and is the face most associated with Revlon Charlie's counterpart Chaz. In 1980, the two brands were brought together in an ad campaign that tied both brands with the 1980 Winter Olympics which was held from February 13 through February 24, 1980, in Lake Placid, New York. A Charlie and Chaz Sporting Life Kit, a travel-size kit containing Charlie's after bath tonic, body silk and perfume and Chaz's cologne and after shave balm, was created in honor of the event. Shelley and Tom appeared in ads skiing or ice skating or on a sled as promo for the kit.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Simplicity 9700

Shelley on the package cover of Simplicity Pattern 9700, 1971

Shelley appeared on many of the package covers of Simplicity patterns. In 1971, she appeared on the cover of Simplicity pattern 9700. It contained crochet instructions for making a vest, a pair of hotpants and a skullcap. Shelley modeled a purple, pink and green version of the pattern 9700 - and all over a a white turtleneck top. Shelley looked fab in her trendy 1971 getup.

a closeup of Shelley from the cover

Swimsuit

Shelley in a spread from Roadshow magazine, 1980

Shelley became a superstar in 1979 and became known all over the world as Charlie's brainiest and classiest Angel. Photos of her were splashed all over newspapers and magazines throughout the world. In Japan, images of her regularly appeared in the fan mag Roadshow. In the spread called "Summer Prot '80" from the mag's issue no. 8 for 1980, she appeared alongside Ali McGraw, Barbara Carrera Margot Kidder and Linda Blair donning a one-piece swimsuit and doing the backstroke. She looked like she was having so much fun.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Italian Mag Spread G

Shelley in a spread for Vogue Italia, 1976

Shelley appeared on the pages for Vogue Italia in April of 1976. In the spread called "Vestito: Un Po Di Collegio Gli Fa Bene" or "Dress: A Little Colligiate for Spring", she modeled traditional  silk dresses and the latest way they were to be worn for that spring - the way college students did then.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

She wore a silk dress accessorized (like college students would then) with a simple purse or some matching lipstick or a fancy piece of jewelry or a chic hat or a great pair of nylons. With any of them, Shelley looked sensational.

Kicks Promo Pic

Shelley and Anthony Geary in a promo pic for the TV movie Kicks, 1984
Shelley's gown is fabuuulous

Shelley posed for a number of publicity pics for the 1984 TV movie Kicks with daytime soap hunk Anthony Geary, he co-star. The movie takes viewers on an interesting ride up until the very end. This is also the first time Shelley worked with Tom Mason - her co-star in the 1986 TV series Jack and Mike - and the chemistry between the two is very evident. Kicks was released in VHS format and let's hope it is soon released on a clearer DVD format as well.

Exciting New Basics 2

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, 1977

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Harper's Bazaar's Oct 1977 issue. In the spread called "Exciting New Basics", she modeled "The Classics of 1977", an array of winning fashion pieces that every woman could count on for that season, in fact, for any season. They were bright, beautiful basics in the latest shapes and fabrics that would make every woman look and feel great.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Shelley modeled the White Shirt-Jacket and Dirndl Skirt ensemble by Adolph Schuman Separates, a division of Lilli Ann. It had the ease and softness of a dress with the versatility of  suit. The addition of a silk blouse or a cowl-neck sweater could change the look and mood of the ensemble; but Shelley opted for a simple knitted scarf, a cross bag, matching button earrings and a timepiece to finish her look. And she looked sensational.

Infomercial 1997 G

Shelley in an infomercial for TheraCel, 1997

In 1997, Shelley did her second infomercial. It was for TheraCel, a unique new skin care regimen. The skin care system was said to tighten skin, moisturize and reduce wrinkles. Within a week of its airing, it ranked #5 on the infomercial charts and generated tremendous initial and continuity sales. It also received recognition from the prestigious Jordan Whitney firm.

screen captures of Shelley from the TheraCel infomercial, 1997

Coordinates in Pastel

Shelley in a spread for Sears Wish Book for the 1973 Christmas Season catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout the Sears Wish Book for the 1973 Christmas Season catalog. In the spread called "Coordinates in Cool Pastel", she modeled a 10-piece wardrobe set that could be easily be mixed and matched by any woman to fit any occasion. It was made up of a bow-tie shirt, a vest, a blazer, a pair of pants, a sleeveless top, a sweater, an ankle length skirt, a print shirt, a cropped jacket and a pleated skirt. All the pieces could be played around with; and could be worn with other pieces outside the set as well. Shelley looked fab in all of them.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, April 2, 2017

French Charlie Ad

Shelley in a French version of the Charlie pefume and cosmetics ad
"Belle et bien dans sa peau... Charlie"
"Beautiful and great for your skin... Charlie"

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl from 1976 until about 1982; and it was during her tenure that the brand catapulted to worldwide success. Ads with Shelley were released from the Americas to Europe to Africa and Asia. She was and still is THE quintessential Charlie Girl.

Her Option Wasn't Picked Up

Shelley at the at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel 
in Beverly Hills, California, Feb 1980

In Februay of 1980, it was reported that during the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, cards were handed out to Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and David Doyle, inviting them to the fifth season of the TV series. And it was also reported that Shelley didn't get one and that quickly spread. But the truth is Shelley wasn't fired. She signed a one-year contract with the show which had a three or five-year option. According to Glamour magazine in May of 1980, "Shelley isn't being fired", the producers of the show said, "Actually, Shelley must decide whether she wants to continue with the show." It was probably why she didn't get one? But then according that same Glamour article, Shelley said, "I'm not sure whether my option is being picked up for the next season." Well, as everyone knows, it wasn't. But then Shelley was okay with that, because, as she told TV Tales: Charlie's Angels in 2002, doing Angels for a year was already more than enough for her.

Italian Mag Spread F

Shelley in a spread for Vogue Italia, 1976

Shelley appeared on the pages for Vogue Italia in April of 1976. In the spread called "Vestito: Un Po Di Collegio Gli Fa Bene" or "Dress: A Little Colligiate for Spring", she modeled traditional  silk dresses and the latest way they were to be worn for that spring - the way college students did then.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

She wore a silk dress accessorized (like college students would then) with a simple purse or some matching lipstick or a fancy piece of jewelry or a chic hat or a great pair of nylons. With any of them, Shelley looked sensational.

A Look Back

Closer mag's tribute to Charlie's Angels, 2016

Shelley became a Hollywood superstar in 1979 via the mega-hit TV series Charlie's Angels. She was already known as THE Charlie Girl but the show propelled her to an even higher stratosphere. September 2016 was the 40th anniversary of the debut of the iconic TV series and Closer mag paid tribute to the show on its pages. Anecdotes and quotes from Shelley, Jaclyn Smith, Angeleologist Mike Pingel and producers Len Goldberg and the late Aaron Spelling were included. The show made a lasting impact that's being felt until this very day; and that's why its iconic.

Shelley with David Doyle from the Closer tribute

Exciting New Basics 1

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, 1977

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Harper's Bazaar's Oct 1977 issue. In the spread called "Exciting New Basics", she modeled "The Classics of 1977", an array of winning fashion pieces that every woman could count on for that season, in fact, for any season. They were bright, beautiful basics in the latest shapes and fabrics that would make every woman look and feel great.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Shelley modeled fabulous wool coat that came with its own long fringed scarf over a horizontal-striped silk shirt and a corduroy skirt - all by Andre Laug. A matching clutch, boots and bracelets finished her look. And Shelley looked fab.

Infomercial 1997 F

Shelley in an infomercial for TheraCel, 1997

In 1997, Shelley did her second infomercial. It was for TheraCel, a unique new skin care regimen. The skin care system was said to tighten skin, moisturize and reduce wrinkles. Within a week of its airing, it ranked #5 on the infomercial charts and generated tremendous initial and continuity sales. It also received recognition from the prestigious Jordan Whitney firm.

screen captures of Shelley from the TheraCel infomercial, 1997

Skirt, Shirt and Knit Pullover Outfit

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog

Shelley appeared on many spread throughout Sears Spring Through Summer 1974 catalog. In the spread called "Skirt, Shirt and Knit Pullover Outfits", she modeled an outfit that was made up of three separate pieces - a shirt with a black-and-white plaid print tucked into a matching skirt. A knitted sleeveless pullover complete the look. And Shelley looked great in her 3-piece outfit.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Seventeen Model

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen magazine, November 1965

Shelley was discovered by A&P supermarket heir and publisher Huntington Hartford at a debutante ball when she was just 14 years old. It was her first time to be invited to one and her mother instructed Shelley, "If  any older men bother you, go powder your nose." And she kept powdering her nose all night because "A guy kept bothering me," Shelley said, "He kept coming up to ask, 'Have you ever thought of being a model?' " After careful consideration, and with the help of her mother, a former Conover model, she finally decided it was a better summer job than waitressing. They went to went to New York to see Eileen Ford (a friend of her mother's) for representation. In 1964, Shelley appeared in a spread on Hartford's Show magazine, the September 1964 issue. In November of that same year, her face was on the covers of both Seventeen and Glamour magazines. And the rest is Supermodel history.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1965 spread

Jack and Mike Episode 6

Shelley in Screen Captures from the Jack and Mike episode "Cry Uncle"
with Chris O'Donnell and Al Nuti

Shelley's third foray into series TV was the 1986 series Jack and Mike in which she played the lead journalist Jackie Shea opposite Tom Mason who played her restaurateur husband Mike Brennan. Jacqueline Brookes played Jackie's editor Nora Adler. The sixth episode "Cry Uncle" according to tvguide.com:

"Mike discovers that the 15-year-old boy his sister abandoned
to his care is actually a missing child being sought by his father. "

Guest stars were a very young Chris O'Donnell as Evan, Carol Potter as Kathleen and Al Nuti as Brian Moore. Let's hope the series is finally released on DVD.