Monday, October 16, 2017

Whim Coat

a closeup of Shelley from a Glamour magazine spread, 1965

Shelley appeared in many mags throughout her modeling career. Early on, in October of 1965, she appeared in a spread for Glamour magazine called "A Great Coat or a Whim Coat". She modeled the Whim Coat, a "marvelous frankly-fake fur" coat that looked like broadtail by Mademoiselle Arlette by Terina. With it, she wore a white persian lamb hat by Adolfo, gloves by Wear-Right and earrings by Richelieu. Shelley looked whimsical and fab.

Shelley in a spread for Glamour magazine, 1965

Charlie's Superstar

a poster of Shelley from Co-ed magazine, March 1980

Shelley's face was very much associated with Charlie perfume back in the mid-1970s. She was the Revlon brand's Supermodel and was recognized all over the world. In 1979, she auditioned for Charlie's Angels and got the part. She wasn't just Revlon Charlie's Girl anymore, she became one of Charlie's Superstar Angels.

Outdoorsy Jacket

Shelley in an ad for JCPenney 1972

Shelley appeared on many ads for JCPenney in the 1970s. In one 1972 ad, she modeled one of their outdoorsy jackets in navy that was perfect for the country and the city, wherever you're at. Shelley looked fab in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the 1972 JCPenney ad

Possible Reunion

a bogus Vanity Fair cover with the Angels from Charlie's Angels TOS

It seems that of all the legendary shows that was ever on TV, the cast Charlie's Angels TOS - the '70s most legendary television show - never came together to reunite and talk about their phenomenally successful and groundbreaking series. Many Angels reunions have happened throughout the years, but it was never of the entire cast. Wouldn't it be great to see them all together (sadly, sans Farrah Fawcett) for just one time? This has been my dream since the series was cancelled in 1981. Wouldn't it be great to see Charlie's five living Angels come together?

Jaclyn Smith on a ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reunion,
Plus: Her Baby Clothing Line

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It seems something is in the works. Jaclyn Smith mentions it in an interview for Extra where she opened up regarding a possible Charlie's Angels reunion. "We're thinking about a reunion," she said. "Maybe we would do a reunion and just talk about all those years," she added. Would that include all of the living TOS Angels? When will it happen?

Sterling

Shelley in an ad for Napier, 1976

Shelley appeared in many ads for Napier in the mid-1970s (The Napier Co. is an American jewelry manufacturing company that specialized in fashion-forward and affordable jewelry designs). In the ad "Napier is Sterling", she modeled a bangle and ring set that had a silvery finish. Shelley looked sensational in it.

Bridesmaids

a clipping about Bridesmaids
with Sela Ward and Shelley Hack, 1989

Shelley starred in the TV movie Bridesmaids back in 1989. It was about a group of friends who come together for the wedding of a fifth friend. Sela Ward, Brooke Adams and Stephanie Faracy co-starred. It is well-paced  and an interesting watch.

Ski Sweets: A Way to Bloom

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, November 1964

Shelley began modeling in late 1964. She appeared on the cover and pages of Glamour magazine November that year. That same month, she appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine (with teen Supermodel Colleen Corby). Inside, she appeared in her first ever spread for Seventeen. It featured fashions for frolicking in the snow.

closeups of Shelley from a Seventeen mag spread, November 1964

In the one called "Ski Sweets: A Way to Bloom", she modeled a V-neck sweater worn over a wool turtle-neck top and woll pants - all by Huddlespun, all in pink. She also modeled a nautical-inspired knitted sweater by Catalina, also in pink. And Shelley looked sensational both.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Dear Glamour 2

a closeup of Shelley from a "Dear Glamour' portion
of Glamour magazine, 1965

Shelley appeared in many mags throughout her modeling career. Early on, in October of 1965, she appeared in the "Dear Glamour' portion of Glamour magazine - which was a portion of the mag that gave readers fashion tips and advice on problems readers themselves would write in. One reader asked for an outfit appropriate for morning weddings. The mag recommended the wedding-guestlook, a velveteen overblouse which came with a matching alabaster wool coat and skirt set - all by Jr. Sophisticates. A beret by Adolfo and gloves by Wear-Right finished the look. And Shelley looked sophisticated indeed.

Shelley in a "Dear Glamour' portion of Glamour magazine, 1965

Blind Fear 1989 Movie

Shelley in publicity stills for the feature Blind Fear, 1989

Shelley appeared in the film feature Blind Fear in 1989. She played Erika Breen - a blind employee at a New England lodge invaded by a gang of killers. Shelley had to wear contact lenses that blocked her vision for the role which literally made her blind. She really couldn't see anything while they were filming.

On the Box

a coupon from the Dutch mag Story, May 1980

Shelley was the quintessential Charlie Girl. She was the epitome of the brand's perfect woman - gorgeous, sexy, young, as well as independent, confident and free. A promotional campaign was created in 1980 loyal customers and interested consumers. Revlon Charlie coupons were printed in magazines. It gave buyers a huge discount when presenting the coupon upon purchase. The box used in the promo had Shelley's image on it and the tagline "Charlie Makes You A Star!". And Shelley definitely was a Revlon Charlie and Charlie's Angel star then.

Shelley appeared on the Charlie perfume box itself in 1980
in the promo box with the tagline "Charlie Makes You a Star!"

Guest Spots on DVD

Some of Shelley's guest spots on several TV series are currently out on DVD. Shelley made a total of six guest appearances in her acting career so far. In 1979, she appeared in Married: The First Year (episode 3, "Full House"). In 1980, she appeared on The Love Boat. In 1993, she appeared in SeaQuest DSV and Tales from the Crypt. In 1994, she appeared in LA Law. And in 1997, she appeared in Diagnosis Murder. All her guest spots are currently out on DVD except for Married: The First Year  which was a short lived series that lasted for only 4 episodes. Nevertheless, let's hope it's released somewhere, maybe on Netflix or YouTube.



In 2005, the first season of SeaQuest DSV was released on DVD. The Steven Spielberg produced series was a science fiction show about the goings on in the  deep-submergence vehicle (DSV). Shelley appeared in the pilot episode "To Be Or Not To Be" as Capt. Marilyn Stark, the former captain of SeaQuest out to take revenge on her former colleagues. The episode is also in SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection, a 20-disc pack released in 2013. It's also included in SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection Limited Edition Aluminum Case, an 18-disc pack released in 2016.



In 2007, the sixth season on Tales on the Crypt was released on DVD. Shelley appeared in the episode "The Assassin". The episode is one of the most memorable in the entire series with its unique twist in the end. Shelley played Janet McKay, a helpless suburban housewife held hostage by assassins out to get her husband. Corey Feldman, Jonathan Banks and Chelsea Field also appeared in the episode.



In 2013, the sixth season of Diagnosis Murder was released on DVD. The 6-disc pack contained all episodes including "Looks Can Kill", the episode Shelley appeared in. She played Dr. Elaine Denell, a popular plastic surgeon who owns a profit-driven beauty clinic. She finds herself in hot water when one of her patients dies. Jill Whelan and Anthony Michael Hall appeared in the episode as well.



In 2016, the eight season of LA Law was released on DVD. Shelley appeared in the episode "Whose San Andreas Fault Is It Anyway" - as  Lynn Barnett, an ad agency exec accused of sexual harassment by her former subordinate and lover.  The episode was quite unique at the time because the sexual harassment defendant was a woman not a man. 



In January of 2017, the third season of The Love Boat was finally released on DVD. It came in two disc sets - Volume One and Volume Two. Shelley's episode appears in Volume Two. In the episode "Dumb Luck/Tres Amigos/ Hey, Jealous Lover, she played Carol Ketay, a nuclear physicist friend of Julie McCoy who had trouble getting a date. Julie advised Professor Carol to play dumb and see what happens. Carol is pleasantly surprised.

Moodier

Shelley in an ad for Napier, 1976

Shelley appeared in many ads for Napier in the mid-1970s (The Napier Co. is an American jewelry manufacturing company that specialized in fashion-forward and affordable jewelry designs). In the ad "Napier is Moodier", she modeled a necklace and bracelet set that had both golden and silvery finishes. Shelley looked sensational in it.

New Sex Symbol


Shelley joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979 and was immediately tagged as Tinseltown's newest sex symbol. Everyone wanted to meet the newest Angel in town and journalists scrambled to get an exclusive interview with her. Photo Screen magazine was able to get one with her in November of 1979. At the time, the series was still riding high in the ratings and Shelley was hot property. The interview gave fans a peek into Shelley's very private life.

News In Go-Coats: Snow Coats

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, November 1964

Shelley began modeling in late 1964. She appeared on the cover and pages of Glamour magazine November that year. That same month, she appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine (with teen Supermodel Colleen Corby). Inside, she appeared in her first ever spread for Seventeen. It featured fashions for frolicking in the snow.

closeups of Shelley from a Seventeen mag spread, November 1964

In the one called "News In Go-Coats: Snow Coats", she modeled a hooded snow coat by Macwil, which was so cozy it was like wearing a warming hut, over a pair of stretch pants by aspen. Snow boots, a pair of sunglasses and an effervescent smile finished her look. And Shelley looked sensational in the snow.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dear Glamour

a closeup of Shelley from a "Dear Glamour' portion of Glamour magazine, 1965

Shelley appeared in many mags throughout her modeling career. Early on, in October of 1965, she appeared in the "Dear Glamour' portion of Glamour magazine - which was a portion of the mag that gave readers fashion tips and advice on problems readers themselves would write in. One reader asked for an outfit appropriate for morning weddings. The mag recommended the wedding-guestlook, a velveteen overblouse which came with a matching alabaster wool coat and skirt set - all by Jr. Sophisticates. A beret by Adolfo and gloves by Wear-Right finished the look. And Shelley looked sophisticated indeed.

Shelley in a "Dear Glamour' portion of Glamour magazine, 1965

Blind Fear 1989

Shelley in publicity stills for the feature Blind Fear, 1989

Shelley appeared in the film feature Blind Fear in 1989. She played Erika Breen -  a blind employee at a New England lodge invaded by a gang of killers. Shelley had to wear contact lenses that blocked her vision for the role which literally made her blind. She really couldn't see anything while they were filming.

Cultural Icon of the '70s

Brooke Shields and Claudia Schiffer endorsing Charlie perfume in 1994
Watch their Entertainment Tonight segment at:
Revlon Ad Claudia Schiffer 1994
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofbaC58z2iM
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Charlie perfume has been around a very long time and many women have become Charlie Girls throughout the years. In 1994, Brooke Shields and Claudia Schiffer took over the reins - Brooke for the original Charlie scent and Claudia for the new Charlie Red. Entertainment Tonight did a segment on the making of their commercial which, of course, mentioned Shelley Hack, the quintessential Charlie Girl. It said Shelley THE Charlie Girl was a "cultural icon of the '70s" and showed footage of Shelley in her 1979 Charlie perfume commercial with Mel Torme.

footage of Shelley THE Charlie Girl 
from a 1994 Entertainment Tonight segment 
about Charlie perfume

Fresh Beauty

Shelley in a publicity pic from around 1989

Shelley was one of the Supermodels of the 1970s. She was one of the handful of models who constantly appeared in magazine layouts and ads throughout the decade. She was also one of the highest paid of the era, eventually becoming one of the first models to land an exclusive and lucrative modeling contract with a giant cosmetic company - a real Supermodel. Her look wasn't overtly sexy and seductive; but rather, she projected a clean, wholesome, all-American kind of sexiness which was so much in-demand at the time.

Gleamier

Shelley in an ad for Napier, 1976

Shelley appeared in many ads for Napier in the mid-1970s (The Napier Co. is an American jewelry manufacturing company that specialized in fashion-forward and affordable jewelry designs). In the ad "Napier is Gleamier", she modeled a bracelet that came in either a golden and silvery finish. Shelley looked sensational in it.

In Nepal

Shelley posing with a tiger in Nepal for The American Sportsman, 1981

Shelley appeared in the long-running sports TV series The American Sportsman in May of 1981. She traveled to the Tiger Top Lodge in Chitwan Park, Nepal. Chitwan Park is Nepal's first national park and is a stronghold for the world-famous Nepal Tiger. Shelley participated in the darting and tagging of a 500-pound Nepal tiger. In 1984, Chitwan Park was granted the status of  World Heritage Site.

No Fun Like Snow Fun!

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, November 1964

Shelley began modeling in late 1964. She appeared on the cover and pages of Glamour magazine November that year. That same month, she appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine (with teen Supermodel Colleen Corby). Inside, she appeared in her first ever spread for Seventeen. It featured fashions for frolicking in the snow. 

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

In the one called "No Fun Like Snow Fun!", she modeled two fabulous looks for the ski slopes that season. She wore a snowy white cowl-collared sweater over a pair of water-repellent stretch pants - both by Sportsmaker. She also wore a textured sweater with a shirty neckline by Miss Gotham, ski-happy jeans by Levi Strauss and Collage mittens. And, of course, Shelley looked sensational in both looks.

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

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tempting Triple Layer Look

a closeup of Shelley from a 1972 JCPenney ad

Shelley appeared in many ads for JCPenney from the late '60s to the '70s. In one 1972 ad, she wore the Tempting Triple Layer Look, a getup made up of three pieces that was a great addition to any woman's wardrobe. She wore the flowered long-sleeved shirt over a billowy palazzo skirt and topped it off with the ruffled-sleeve shrink sweater. A matching modified skull cap and high-heeled footwear finished her look. Shelley looked ready for the 1972-73 fashion season.

Shelley in a 1972 JCPenney ad

2012 Appearance


Shelley attended the Hallmark Channel TCA Winter Party in Pasadena, California, in 2012. It was held at the Tournament of Roses House and was attended by other celebrities as well including Jane Seymour, Nicollette Sheridan, Vivica A. Fox, Valerie Harper, Dean Cain and Luke Perry.

Demarchelier Model 2

a closeup of Shelley from a 1978 pic by Patrick Demarchelier

Shelley was one of the highest paid models in the 1970s. She posed for many prominent fashion photographers during the time. One of them was Patrick Demarchelier, who took pics of Shelley for an article about her Mademoiselle magazine in 1978. In one of the pics, Shelley was photographed in a casual getup made up of a crinkle cotton camp shirt in butter and waist-wrapping pants in olive - both by Liz Claiborne. A pair of calfskin sandals by Selby and a Makins hat finished her look. Of course, Shelley looked chic as usual.

Shelley, being primped, posed for Patrick Demarchelier in 1978

Beverly Hills Event


Shelley attended Liberty Hill Foundation's 14th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards in 1996. It was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, in May of that year. The Liberty Hill Foundation is a non-profit organization whose motto is "Change. Not charity". Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen were recipients that year.

Tonier

Shelley in an ad for Napier, 1976

Shelley appeared in many ads for Napier in the mid-1970s (The Napier Co. is an American jewelry manufacturing company that specialized in fashion-forward and affordable jewelry designs). In the ad "Napier is Tonier", she modeled an earring and necklace set - in a modern design - that came in either a golden and silvery finish. Shelley looked sensational in them.

Night Court Casting

a writeup about Shelley in Night Court

In 1984, Shelley was set to join the cast of the sitcom Night Court in its second season, replacing Paula Kelly as Judge Harry Stone's (Harry Anderson) love interest. Publicity photos were taken. The announcement was made. And then during the first day of shooting the new season, she and the producers of the show decided it wasn't working, so she left the show. "I liked the show. They offered me the role. I went and met with them and liked them," Shelley said. "But what happened was the role was changed somewhere between that meeting and my first day on the set," she added. Shelley was set to play  Christine Sullivan. The role eventually went to Markie Post

Fabulous Ski-Pro Looks

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

Shelley began modeling in late 1964. She appeared on the cover and pages of Glamour magazine November that year. That same month, she appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine (with teen Supermodel Colleen Corby). Inside, she appeared in her first ever spread for Seventeen. It featured fashions for frolicking in the snow. In the one called "Fabulous Ski-Pro Looks", she modeled a black and white look made up of a turtle-topped parka of leather-look cotton over a pair of worsted and Dupont nylon ski pants, both by Valor. On her head, a helmet/headgear by Glad Hatter. Riviera sunglasses, P & M gloves and Sandler of Boston finished her look. And Shelley looked sensational.

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, November 1964

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Vicky Vaughn 1971

a closeup of Shelley from a 1971 Vicky Vaughn ad

Shelley appeared in many ads throughout her modeling career. She frequently appeared in ads for Vicky Vaughn from the late '60s to the early '70s. R & M Kaufmann, Inc, a manufacturer of ladies dresses, came up with a junior division line and called it Vicky Vaughn and Vicky Petite (for the petite young lady).

Shelley in a 1971 Vicky Vaughn ad

2012 Appearance


Shelley attended the Hallmark Channel TCA Winter Party in Pasadena, California, in 2012. It was held at the Tournament of Roses House and was attended by othr celebrities as well including Jane Seymour, Nicollette Sheridan, Vivica A. Fox, Valerie Harper, Dean Cain and Luke Perry.

Demarchelier Model 1

A closeup of Shelley from a 1978 pic by Patrick Demarchelier

Shelley was one of the highest paid models in the 1970s. She posed for many prominent fashion photographers during the time. One of them was Patrick Demarchelier, who took pics of Shelley for an article about her Mademoiselle magazine in 1978. In one of the pics, Shelley was photographed in a sporty getup made up of a Lamston sweatshirt, Adidas shorts and Jox by Thom McAn running shoes. Shelley looked chic as usual.

Shelley posed for Patrick Demarchelier in 1978