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.

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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 in '80

Shelley in a paparazzi pic from 1980

Shelley became hot property in 1979 and 1980. She landed the coveted part of Tiffany Welles in the mega hit TV series Charlie's Angels and was hounded by the paparazzi. She was told one interviewer later that she was unprepared by the 'press bonanza" that followed her casting. On TV Tales: Charlie's Angels in 2002, she said that press people were crawling into her windows. She was surprised by the amount of interest there was in her casting; but she was determined to do her best and to keep her privacy intact throughout the entire thing.

A Party for the New Angel

writeup about Shelley and her Angels co-stars, 1979

Shelley's casting on Charlie's Angels was big news in 1979; it generated both good and bad news. Many were excited to see THE Charlie Girl running around, catching the bad guys for the Townsend Agency. Others were saying that she wasn't getting along with her new co-stars, incumbent Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. To set the record straight, Jaclyn and Cheryl asked the ABC network and Spelling-Goldberg Productions to throw a party for the TV Critics of America "to introduce them to Shelley and to put an end to the rumors.

a promo pic of Shelley from 1979

Infomercial 1997 E

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

Seventeen Staple

a closeup of Shelley from a 1972 Seventeen mag spread

Shelley was one of the staples of Seventeen magazine's fashion spreads in the '60s and early'70s. She appeared on many spreads and many issues of the magazine during that era. Shelley's fresh, young, wholesome and all-American good looks was in-demand at the time and was the look that was big in that era.

Shelley on spread for Seventeen magazine, 1972

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nightwear Knits

Shelley in a spread for Sears Spring Trough Summer 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Spring Trough Summer 1972 catalog. In the spread called "Nightwear Knits", she modeled sleepwear that showed lots of fashion savvy, easy to care for and needed no ironing. She modeled a T-shirt style sleep shift that had contracting top-stitch trim and four buttons on the front placket. She wore the bright yellow with brown buttons and stitching and looked downright terrific.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Jack and Mike Episode 5

Shelley in Screen Captures from the Jack and Mike episode "High Anxiety"
with James Kall and Jacqueline Brookes

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 fifth episode "High Anxiety" according to tvguide.com:

"A promising young comedian (John Scott Clough) dies of a suspected cocaine overdose behind Mike's restaurant, and Mike blames himself for not being tougher on the kid when he caught him snorting."

Aside from Clough, other guest stars were James Kall as Kenny, Lycia Naff as Sammy, J.D. Walters as Bobby. Let's hope the series is finally released on DVD.

Italian Mag Spread D

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.

Working Angel

a paparazzi pic of Shelley leaving the studio where she was a guest
on The Merv Griffin Show in October 30, 1979

When Shelley became Charlie's newest Angel in 1979, she began making the rounds, appearing in talk shows and granting interviews to promote the show's upcoming season and to introduce herself to fans of the show. In Jane Pauley's Time & Again in November of 2000, she said she was unprepared for the "press bonanza" that followed after her casting was announced.

Hair Net

Shelley on the package cover for Goody hair nets in 1973

Shelley was an in-demand model in the 1970s. After graduating from college, she decided to take advantage of the opportunity she had and went into modeling full-time. She appeared on magazine and catalog covers and pages, newspapers and even packaging covers. In 1973, she appeared in the package cover for Goody hair nets.

Infomercial 1997 D

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

Shawls by Viola

Shelley on the cover of the Columbia-Minerva Shawls leaflet, 1975

Shelley appeared on many leaflets in the 1970s when she was one of the in-demand models. In 1975, she appeared on the cover of the Columbia-Minerva Shawls leaflet. She modeled a shawl by Viola Sylbert readers could to knit and crochet. Viola Sylbert was a well-known designer in the '60s and '70s who specialized in poor-boy sweaters, knitted shifts, leather jackets and later fur coats.

a closeup of Shelley from the cover

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sweaters, Skirts and Pants

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog. In the spread called "Knit Sweater Skirts and Pants", she modeled the Stripe Trim Pullover over the Flippy Skirt - which was a ribbed sweater with a square neckline and a red, gold, hunter green and white front yoke over a pull-on style skirt with a elastic waistband. Matching hose and footwear finished her look. Shelley looked 1972 chic and up-to-the-minute.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Jack and Mike Episode 3

Shelley in Screen Captures from the Jack and Mike episode "Personal Foul"
with Anthony Griffin, Marleen Paulette and Jacqueline Brookes

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

"A college professor is suspended for trying to flunk the school's star basketball player, and Mike (Tom Mason) is upset that Jackie's covering the story, since it's his alma mater and he's the team's No. 1 supporter."

Guest stars were  Anthony Griffin as Andrew Taylor, Greg Noonan as Coach Brock and Marleen Paulette as Prof. Powell. Let's hope the series is finally released on DVD.

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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.

an outtake of Shelley from the same photo set

Angels in The Virgin Islands

Shelley and Jaclyn Smith pose for the paparazzi
during the filming of the Charlie's Angels episode "Love Boat Angels"

Shelley became Charlie's newest Angel in 1979; and, like Cheryl Ladd two years prior, a fabulous two-hour episode was written to introduce and welcome her character Tiffany Welles into the fold. Shelley along with co-stars Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, David Doyle and the Angels staff and crew were flown to the Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to film parts of the episode. Reports of mishaps and problems during the filming came out, but the the cast and crew made it through unscathed. And none of that mattered when the episode finished at no. 1 in the Nielsen's when it was finally aired.

Fascination

Shelley on the cover of Fascinacion in 1980
(her pic is inverted on the cover)

Shelley's casting in Charlie's Angels in 1979 was a worldwide event - covered by the entertainment news around the world. She appeared on many magazine covers throughout the latter half of 1979 and in 1980. One of them was Fascnacion (Fascination), a Spanish-language magazine.

Shelley's Fascinacion cover pic flipped

Shelley's pics would sometimes be inverted when they appear on magazines. An immediate indicator would be the parting of her hair which in pictures would normally be on the left side (although at times it was parted on the right, which was quite rare). Other indicators would be those tiny quirks and imperfections that make faces uniquely beautiful. For example, her nose which veers slightly to the left ends with a cleft on the tip (like a cleft chin). Also her jaw is ever so slightly more square on the left side than the right.Her left eye is ever so slightly bigger on the left than the right. Plus, when she smiles, the left side of her mouth arcs upward while the right side arcs downward. But putting ll these features together, quirks and all, makes Shelley the unique beauty that she is.

Infomercial 1997 D

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

Trendsetting Spring Fashions

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity Trendsetting Spring Fashions catalog, April 1974

Shelley appeared on the pages of Simplicity Trendsetting Spring Fashions catalog's April 1974 issue. In one spread she modeled Simplicity pattern 6227, which was a blouse with an elastic neck and sleeves forming ruffles, over Simplicity pattern 6261, which was a bias skirt with a swirl design. A pair of matching sandals and a straw hat embellished with flowers finished her look. Shelley looked sunny and fresh.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Brushed Denim Jeans

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Fall and Winter 1972 catalog. In the spread called "Brushed Cotton Denim Jeans... And Zingy Tops", she modeled a jeans and top ensemble that was perfect for any young miss on the go. Her top was a cotton broadcloth shirt with an interesting plaid and floral print. Her trousers were a pair of boy cut cuffed jeans that rode 2 inches below the waistline. A belt with a fun buckle and matching footwear finished her look. Shelley looked ready and on the go.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Red Sequins

Shelley in a publicity still from 1979

Shelley posed for many publicity stills when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979. One of them had her wearing a fabulous red sequined evening gown. It had a high neckline, long sleeves and interesting shoulder details. A pair of fabulous earrings, matching rouge and lipstick and her effervescent smile was all it needed as a finishing touch. Shelley looked faaabulous.

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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.

closeups 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 Newest Angel

a paparazzi pic of Shelley, 1979

As soon Shelley was cast as Charlie's newest Angel in 1979, rumors began to circulate that Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd were shocked and angered by the casting of Shelley. In order to dispel the rumors, the two ladies asked Aaron Spelling and Len Goldberg to throw a party for the TV critics of America in order to introduce them to Shelley and show that the three of the were getting along. After all, Jackie and Cheryl had a say in the choice of the new Angel; and both of them liked Shelley very much.

another paparazzi pic of Shelley, 1979, from the same event

Iconic Fragrance

MFO: Episode 187: Charlie by Revlon (1973) "Iconic" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4jzYM8Ftk8
(highlight the link, right click
and choose "Open Link in New Tab" option)
Thanks you for posting, fragrancematt.

Last Feb, fragrancematt., a YouTube channel that critiques fragrances, did a piece on one of the iconic fragrances of the 1970s, the original Revlon Charlie fragrance. fragrancematt. gave a great and comprehensive review of Charlie's actual scent - from the top notes to the base notes. fragrancematt. also said that it's a powerful, confident scent was made to make women in the 70s feel powerful and confident (he hit the nail right on the head) - plus, he said it smells really nice too. In addition, he said that Charlie's scent isn't too feminine and can actually be worn by men, which ties in perfectly with the ad campaign that launched Charlie to iconic status decades ago. And who was at the center of that unforgettable 1970s ad campaign? Who else? The gorgeous, sexy young Charlie Girl - Supermodel Shelley Hack. For more info on Charlie and Charlie Girl Shelley check out:

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHARLIE

Shelley Hack was and will always be the quintessential Charlie Girl

Infomercial 1997 D

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

Great-Together Knits

a closeup of Shelley from a spread for Spiegel Christmas 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared many spreads throughout the Spiegel Christmas 1972 catalog. In the spread called "The Separates... Great-Together Knits Top Her List!", she modeled the "Shirt-Jac Pantsuit", a woman's suit made up of a topstitched jacket with a pair of matching flared pants that had a elasticized waist. Underneath the jacket she wore a sleeveless turtleneck pullover. A pin on her hair and a pair of matching medium-heeled footwear finished her look. Her outfit was the perfect gift for any woman.

Shelley in a spread for Spiegel Christmas 1972 catalog