Sunday, August 20, 2017

La Splendida Fragranza

a closeup of Shelley 
from an Italian-language Charlie perfume ad, 1980

Shelley, THE Charlie Girl, was an icon throughout the world. Charlie ads appeared in many countries around the world, and were translated in many languages. Some ads were translated in Italian. They went "La Splendida Fragranza Giovane e sexy di Revlon. Profumo, colonia, deodorante, shampoo, linea da bagno". Which obivously means "The Gorgeous, Sexy, Young Fragrance by Revlon. Perfume, cologne, deodorant, shampoo, bath line".

Shelley in an Italian-language Charlie perfume ad, 1980

Awards, 1987

Shelley in Beverly Hills, 1987

In March of 1987, Shelley Hack attended the 24th Annual Publicist's Guild of America Awards. The Publicist's Guild of America (which merged with the International Cinematographers Guild in 2002) is a union that has represented film and television publicists throughout the US and Canada since 1955. For its members, it negotiates base salaries and benefits. Among the union’s major activities is the Publicists Annual Awards where outstanding film and television marketing campaigns are recognized by the members. In 1987, the awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and Shelley was there.

Halstonette

Shelley with Cheryl Tiegs, Chris Royer, Karen Bjornsen, 
Halston, Anne Holbrook and Shelley Smith, 1977

Shelley modeled for many major designers in the 1970s. One of them was American designer Halston. Halston rose to fame in the 1970s with his minimalist, clean designs, often in ultrasuade or cashmere. He created a style for "American Women". The models he used came to be known as the "Halstonettes".

Shelley in Halston, 1977

New Angel

Shelley in 1979

Shelley reached the pinnacle of success in the modeling industry in the mid-1970s. She landed one of the first ever lucrative modeling contracts at the time and became known throughout the world as THE Charlie Girl. Her Charlie Girl fame opened Hollywood doors for her. She auditioned and got the role of Angel Tiffany Welles in Charlie's Angels, one the the phenomenal hit shows of the '70s. The rest is history.

Rib-Knit Sweater

Shelley in a spread for Sears Wish Book for the 1972 Christmas Season

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Wish Book for the 1972 Christmas Season. In the spread called "The Rib-Knit Sweater in Two Great Styles and Six Great Colors", she modeled a turtleneck pullover sweater in a skinny rib-knit fabric that had long sleeves. Green slacks and a matching bet finished her look. And Shelley looked fab and great.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Charlie's Angels Reunion

Shelley with Cheryl Ladd, David Doyle, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith
in a German-language clipping about Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels was a phenomenal hit when it first aired from 1976 to 1981. The cast consisted of  Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts as the Angels, David Doyle as John Bosley and John Forsythe as the voice of Charles "Charlie" Townsend. Ever since the show went off the air, there has never ever been a reunion - with the entire cast complete. Sadly, this can never happen now, due to the passing of David Doyle in 1997 and Farrah's and John Forsythe's in 2009 and 2010 respectively. However, a cast reunion for the remaining living Angels is still possible. Wouldn't it be great to see and meet Kate, Jaclyn, Cheryl, Shelley and Tanya at a comicon event? Wouldn't it be great to see them all on the cover of Vanity Fair? Wouldn't it be great to watch them all, sitting together, discussing their experiences on the show in a talk show? Bananarama recently reunited. Can't these '70s icons do the same thing? I've been waiting for a Charlie's Angels reunion since it went off the air in '81. I'm really hoping it will happen.

Tanya Roberts, Cheryl Ladd, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Shelley Hack
Can someone, please, organize a reunion? Mike Pingel? Oprah? Anyone?

JCPenney Looks E

Shelley in a spread for JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout the JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog. She modeled the many looks the catalog offered for women to look chic for that summer. The Spectator Look, The Active Look and The Sweatered Look were some of the choices women could wear with confidence. And Shelley showed readers how to chicly put them all together.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

In the spread called "The Active Look", Shelley modeled sportswear coordinates "In Blousons And Chambray Blues". She wore a multi-color knitted striped Drawstring-Bottom Blouson top with cap sleeves and a round neck with a V mesh insert over a pair of Mock-Cuff Shorts with a set-on waistband and zip-fly front with a button closure. A visor and matching shoes finished her look. And Shelley looked sporty and fab.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Two-for-the-Road

a closeup of Shelley from the cover of the booklet Ponchos Defined, 1971, 
wearing the Two-for-the-Road poncho

Shelley appeared on many covers during her tenure as a Supermodel. The first cover was on was Glamour magazine in November of 1964. That same month, she also appeared in the cover of Seventeen magazine (with teen Supermodel Coleen Corby). Other covers followed, from major magazines to booklets. In 1971, she appeared on the cover of Ponchos Defined. It was a booklet released by the American Thread Company that featured crochet and knitting patterns Two-for-the-Road (crochet), Country Miss (crochet), Gaucho Poncho (crochet), Autumn Motif (crochet), Set-up ‘71 (knit skirt and poncho) and Caper Coat (knit). Shelley modeled the Autumn Motif and the Two-for-the-Road patterns; and she looked sensational.

Shelley on the cover of the booklet Ponchos Defined, 1971

Charlie's Newest Angel

Shelley appeared on the July 1979 issue of Us Weekly

In around June of 1979, it was announced that Shelley was definitely playing Angel no. 5 Tiffany Welles on the mega hit TV Charlie's Angels - after the mistaken announcement by the press that Bond Girl Barbara Bach was taking over Kate Jackson's slot on the show. Everyone wanted to get to know Charlie's newest Angel, so Shelley was hounded by the press even before she filmed any scene for the series. One of the first writeups about her came out on Us Weekly where she said she saw the opportunity as more than a chance to smile and look pretty.

closeups of Shelley from the writeup

Charlie's Supermodel

Shelley in a Charlie perfume ad from 1981

Shelley is probably the most famous of all the women who became Charlie perfume Girls. In fact, whenever Charlie perfume is mentioned, it is her image that immediately comes to mind. Shelley was one of the top models of the 1970s, one of the top girls in Eileen Ford's stable of models, one of the highest-paid models of the era. With her Charlie contract, she jumped to Supermodel status overnight. She and the brand gained international visibility and eventually catapulted both to iconic status. Shelley, the Charlie Girl, is undeniably one of the icons of the 1970s.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1981 Charlie perfume ad

Political Fund-Raising

Shelley in the 1990s

In the 1990s, Shelley began to take an active role in political fund-raising. She began performing extensive work in national, state and municipal election organization and registration - focusing on bringing women into the political process. She gained vast experience working with American political candidates and in the political process of the United States in her home state by then, California.

Separates with Style

a closeup of Shelley from a spread 
in Sears Wish Book for the 1972 Christmas Season

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Wish Book for the 1972 Christmas Season. In the spread called "Separates with Style", she modeled coordinates that could be mixed and matched. She wore an abstract-print cotton knit shirt over a pair of black-and-white glen plaid pants of brushed cotton denim. Her top was a pullover-style shirt with pointed collars and a 4-button placket closing. It had long sleeves and could be buttoned at the cuffs. Her pants had two front slash pockets and cuffed flared legs. Over her shirt, she wore a modified crew-neck pullover sweater. Shelley looked fab and well put together.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Wish Book for the 1972 Christmas Season

1983 Interview

Shelley in an interview from 1983

Shelley's second TV series was Cutter to Houston back in 1983. To promote the show, she made rounds and did interviews where she talked about her latest endeavor. One of the interviews she did was with Leta Powell Drake, a television journalist who interviewed entertainment and sports stars for the television station KOLN/KGIN in Nebraska (she interviewed many stars in the 1980s). The interview is now on YouTube at:

Interview with Shelley Hack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ptr29lzPdQ
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

screen captures of Shelley being interviewed by Leta Powell Drake

JCPenney Looks D

Shelley in a spread for JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout the JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog. She modeled the many looks the catalog offered for women to look chic for that summer. The Spectator Look, The Active Look and The Sweatered Look were some of the choices women could wear with confidence. And Shelley showed readers how to chicly put them all together.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

In the spread called "The Active Look", Shelley modeled sportswear coordinates "in bold stripes and solids". She modeled a pullover-style tunic-length shirt with white rugby-style collars, button-front neckline, short sleeves and side vents. She wore it over pants with slightly flared legs. A visor, a scarf, a watch and a pair of sandals finished her look. And Shelley looked sporty and fab.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Autumn Motif

a closeup of Shelley from the cover of the booklet Ponchos Defined, 1971, 
wearing the Autumn Motif poncho

Shelley appeared on many covers during her tenure as a Supermodel. The first cover was on was Glamour magazine in November of 1964. That same month, she also appeared in the cover of Seventeen magazine (with teen Supermodel Coleen Corby). Other covers followed, from major magazines to booklets. In 1971, she appeared on the cover of Ponchos Defined. It was a booklet released by the American Thread Company that featured crochet and knitting patterns Two-for-the-Road (crochet), Country Miss (crochet), Gaucho Poncho (crochet), Autumn Motif (crochet), Set-up ‘71 (knit skirt and poncho) and Caper Coat (knit). Shelley modeled the Autumn Motif and the Two-for-the-Road patterns; and she looked sensational.

Shelley on the cover of the booklet Ponchos Defined, 1971

Charlie's Newest Angel

Shelley appeared on the July 1979 issue of Us magazine

In around June of 1979, it was announced that Shelley was definitely playing Angel no. 5 Tiffany Welles on the mega hit TV Charlie's Angels - after the mistaken announcement by the press that Bond Girl Barbara Bach was taking over Kate Jackson's slot on the show. Everyone wanted to get to know Charlie's newest Angel, so Shelley was hounded by the press even before she filmed any scene for the series. One of the first writeups about her came out on Us magazine where she said she saw the opportunity as more than a chance to smile and look pretty.

One of the Best Celebrity Ads Ever

Shelley and Mel Torme's 1979 Charlie Ad is listed
as one of The 25 Best Celebrity TV Ads Ever by oregonlive.com
http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2017/08/donald_trumps_win-at-all-costs.html
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Shelley became THE ultimate Charlie Girl in 1976, after the release of her unforgettable commercial which featured Bobby Short singing the jingle. Her exposure as Revlon's quintessential new woman brought her worldwide fame. And then in 1979, she suddenly became a Charlie's Angel. She was now both THE Charlie Girl and a Charlie's Angel; and her fame grew even bigger. It now seemed like she was a celebrity endorser of the brand. Her 1979 Charlie commercial (this time with Mel Torme singing the jingle) appears on oregonlive.com's "The 25 Best Celebrity TV Ads Ever". Shelley's impact as THE Charlie Girl was felt all over the world. Many were inspired by the kind of woman she represented - confident, strong, independent - which is why "Shelley Hack, THE Charlie Girl" is an icon in itself.

a bogus 1979 Charlie perfume ad with Shelley sans Santa Claus

Shelley's 1979 Charlie ad with Mel Torme (where she wore an outfit by Sam Originals) never had a corresponding print ad, except a Christmas version of the ad where she was striding that stride with Santa Claus right by her side (which came out in Christmas 1978). Wouldn't it have been great if she had one with just her in that glam outfit?

Cutter to Houston Intro

screen catures from the opening credits
of Die Texas-Klinik (Cutter to Houston in Germany)
Die Texas-Klinik - Vorspann - Cutter to Houston - German opening credits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB8oYCZ5SfQ
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and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)

Shelley starred in Cutter to Houston with Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin in 1983. In 1988, the series was aired in Germany as Die Texas-Klinik which actually translates to The Texas Clinic. Many German-language fan magazines featured the show because Alec had become a big star via Knots Landing and people still remembered Shelley from Charlie's Angels.

Inspiring Angels

Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack
Charlie's Angels, circa 1979

This 2017, Shelley along with Charlie's Angels co-stars Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd appeared on the pages of Femina, a Swedish-language mag. It mentioned how much fashion now is inspired by the fashion the Angels wore back in the day. What it says roughly translates as:

Then & Now 

How to Get the Style
Put on jeans
Accentuate your waist with a belt
Filled-in Shirt Is A Must
 
We are inspired by:
Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack
IN THE SERIES: CHARLIE'S ANGLES
STYLE: The Free 70s

EVERYONE LOVED THE THREE (AWESOME!) women who starred in Charlie's Angels, the TV series that took the world by storm during the second half of the 1970s. The original Angels were Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith; but the two first two were soon replaced by Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack respectively.

The "Angels" were among the first female action stars during the era as they had to catch the bad guys in their roles as unconventional, cool and adventurous private eyes. And they were also known for their elephant pants, distinct hairstyles and high heels, which became passe for a while. But today, we're again inspired by their high-waisted feminine tops.

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd
on the Swedish-language mag Femina

Mega Show 2010

Shelley at the Super Megashow & Comic Fest in 2010

From July 9 to 11, 2010, Shelley Hack was at the Super Megashow & Comic Fest at the Crowne Plaza 690 Route 46 East Fairfield, New Jersey. It was her first East Coast appearance at such an event. The year before, she attended the Hollywood Collectors Show in Burbank, California where she first met fellow Charlie's Angel Tanya Roberts.

JCPenney Looks C

Shelley in a spread for JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout the JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog. She modeled the many looks the catalog offered for women to look chic for that summer. The Spectator Look, The Active Look and The Sweatered Look were some of the choices women could wear with confidence. And Shelley showed readers how to chicly put them all together.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

In the spread called "The Active Look", Shelley modeled sportswear coordinates in sporty bright colors - namely orange, turquoise and green, with white as a neutral. The set was made up of a Drawstring Jacket, Short-Longer-Longest Pants and Colorful Toppings which were pullover sleeveless and sleeved tops. The coordinates could be mixed and matched, were sold separately and were great for summer that season.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Shelley also modeled accessories that went great with the sportswear coordinates. She wore a necklace of plastic and gold-tone chain, as well as square-shaped earrings available in pierced and clip-on styles. She wore summer shoes, a visor, a scarf and a bag - all of which went well with the coordinates, all of which looked fab on Shelley.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fashionable Ideas

a closeup of Shelley from a spread in Penneys Fall & Winter 1970 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Penneys Fall & Winter 1970 catalog. In the one called "Fashionable Ideas Take Shape with Bonded Fabrics", she modeled an outfit by Simplicity Patterns made from fabrics available at Penneys. There was a wide variety to chose from, as well as coordinates - jersey knit, woven and many more. Shelley modeled Simplicity Pattern D made from woven coordinates. And she looked both sweet and spectacular in it.

Shelley in a spread for Penneys Fall & Winter 1970 catalog

Another Blonde for Charlie

a Italian-language clipping about Shelley from 1979

Shelley became a superstar in 1979 when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels. Her casting made news all around the world and everyone was excited to see THE Charlie Girl run after the bad guys wearing the latest in fashion. Shelley was the third blonde to become an Angel (before her came Farrah Fawcett ad Cheryl Ladd), and her addition boosted ratings during the first quarter of the season. In Italy, Angels fans were excited to watch the newest Angel in action. An Italian clipping about her went something like this:

Another Blonde for Charlie
Italian viewers have met Shelley Hack, Charlie's newest blonde Angel, the latest actress to join the American TV series which has enjoyed amazing success all over the world (the first few episodes have already been aired). Shelley too will capture the imagination of the millions of fans who have been followed the careers of Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Ladd.

Hand-Loomed

A closeup of Shelley from a 1975 Harold Levine ad

Shelley appeared in an ad for Harold Levine in 1975. In it, she modeled a hand-loomed evening gown (from the collection of Harold Levine) that followed the body, "filigreeing" at the top and cuffs with a shadowing of pointelle. It was designed by Don Breitinger.Shelley looked fabulous in it.

Shelley in a Harold Levine ad, 1975

Star-Studded Party

a writeup about a star-studded party in New York, 1984

Shelley was a working actress in the 1980s. Her stint on Charlie's Angels made her very visible to the public; and she was hard at work at proving she was good at her craft. But then, of course, she attended partied as well to unwind and connect. One of them was a thrown by Tootsie director Charles Evans in New York. Aside from Shelley, among the star-studded guests were Raquel Welch, Cheryl Tiegs, Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman.

Button Up

a closeup of Shelley from a spread on Seventeen mag, November 1964

Shelley first appeared on Seventeen magazine in November of 1964. She was featured on the cover (along with teen Supermodel Colleen Corby) as well on the pages of the issue. In one half-page spread, she modeled a parka that was perfect for skiing. It was a white shirt-shaped parka with horizontal quilting; and she wore it over a pair of ski pants of worsted and stretch nylon. Both were by Aspen. A pair of gloves and a scarf finished her look. Shelley looked fab and ready for winter.

Shelley in a half-page spread for Seventeen, November 1964

You Be The Judge

a writeup on Shelley's 1985 TV movie Kicks

Shelley was very active in Hollywood in the 1980s. In 1985, she starred in the TV movie Kicks with soap superstar Anthony Geary. The movie tackled a somewhat unusual subject. It was about a couple who was addicted to, who got a big kick out of cheap thrills; and as the story unfolded, the thrills began to take a dark and dangerous turn. Some critics panned it. Some found it so-so. It was a bit ahead of its time. Watch it and you be the judge.

JCPenney Looks B

closeups of Shelley from a spread on JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout the JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog. She modeled the many looks the catalog offered for women to look chic for that summer. The Spectator Look, The Active Look and The Sweatered Look were some of the choices women could wear with confidence. And Shelley showed readers how to chicly put them all together.

 Shelley in a spread for JCPenney Spring and Summer 1977 catalog

In the spread called "The Spectator Look", Shelley modeled the Piping-Trimmed T-Top - a short-sleeved, square-necked pullover top in white with black trim - over a Floral-Print Skirt - a knee-length black and white printed flared skirt that had a waistband with side-attached self-fabric tie belt and a back zipper closure. Cool Sling-Back Shoes, a Matching Sailcloth Clutch Bag, a checkered scarf, a bracelet and earrings finished her look. Shelley looked fabulous.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Value News Cover

Shelley on the cover of Sears Catalog for Summer Value News, 1975
 
Shelley appeared on the cover of Sears Catalog for Summer Value News, 1975. She modeled different versions of a top and shorts combo for summer that year. Her top was a Houndstooth-Checked Sleeveless Pullover which had a pointed collar, open V-neck and a square bottom. Her shorts were called Knee-Pants which had an elasticized waistline. She modeled the violet, grass green, dark brown and blue combos, Shelley looked ready for summer 1975.
 
closeups of Shelley from the cover