Sunday, May 28, 2017

Summer 1975 Catalog B

closeups of Shelley from the spread for Sears Catalog for Summer 1975

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Catalog for Summer 1975. In the spread that featured summer tops, skirts and pants, she modeled a shit and skirt ensemble. She wore The Printed Shirt - a crisp summery shirt that had a notched collar, short sleeves, front yoke shirring and a patch pocket - over The Back-Wrap Skirt - a crisp A-shaped skirt with a belt attached to the waistband that slipped through an eyelet and tied in front. Shelley modeled the blue and orange versions of the ensemble. She looked fresh and ready for those summer months of 1975.

Shelley in a spread for Sears Catalog for Summer 1975

Paparazzi Pic

a paparazzi pic of Shelley from 1979

Shelley was already a well-known Supermodel when she was cast as Charlie's newest Angel in 1979; but being cast in the hit TV series catapulted her star to even loftier heights. As soon as the announcement of her casting was made, she was hounded by the paparazzi; and everything from her beauty secrets to her romantic life was of interest. But Shelley was determined to keep her privacy. Plus, she wanted her family protected from all the press coverage she was getting.

Let The Sun Shine In

Shelley in an ad for Bobbbie Brooks, 1975

Shelley appeared in many clothing ads throughout her modeling career. She appeared in many ads for Bobbie Brooks, a label that specialized in women's apparel, in the 1960s and '70s. One of the Bobbie Brooks ads she was in had the tagline "Let The Sun Shine In", and featured summer outfits in nautical red, white and blue hues. Shelley looked sensational in the ad.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Die Texas Klinik 3

another German language description
of the Cutter to Houston episode 
"It Ain't Bragging If You've Done It"

Shelley's second foray into series TV was via Cutter to Houston in 1983. She starred as Dr. Beth Gilbert, an ambitious surgeon working in the small town of Cutter who wanted to do heart surgery in a big city hospital in Houston, Texas. Her costars were Jim Metzler as Dr. Andy Fenton, a GP who grew up in Cutter and was glad to be home; and Alec Baldwin as Dr. Hal Wexler, a ladies man internist on probation in Cutter for writing unnecessary prescriptions. The series had a short run, but was aired in Germany in 1988 as Die Texas Klinik (The Texas Clinic) when Alec Baldwin was beginning to make a name for himself.

Sassy 3-Piece Set

Shelley in a spread for Montgomery Ward 1968 Spring and Summer catalog

Shelley appeared in numerous spreads throughout the Montgomery Ward 1968 Spring and Summer catalog. In the spread called "Skimmy Plus! Sassy 3-Piece Sets in Avril Blend", she modeled a skimmy dress, bloomers and cap ensemble - perfect for the teens of the era. Her skimmy had a cowl neck and zipped up in the back. Her bloomers was elasticized at the waist and legs. Her cap was lined and elasticized at the back. It was a "razzle-dazzle" look that Shelley carried well.

 a closeup of Shelley from the spread

More on the New Angels Reboot

Shelley with Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, 
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and David Doyle 
in a spread for Bravo magazine from 1980

Shelley became part of Angelmania in 1979 when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels. She stayed in the series for a year before moving on (a year was already plenty for her she said). Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley and Tanya Roberts (who took over from Shelley) all captured the imagination of viewers worldwide; and the series has since become an icon of pop culture. Aaron Spelling, one of the producers of the hit series, attempted to reboot it in 1988 with Angels 88 bringing in a new set of Angels (Karen Kopins, Claire Yarlett, Sandra Canning and Tea Leoni. Tea is currently the lead in the series Madam Secretary; and it's a must-see. Love it and love her). Production delays plagued Angels 88; and it was shelved before filming even began. Film versions of the the series came next with Charlie's Angels in 2000 and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Demi Moore became the new Angels and Angelmanina was reignited. In 2011, the television series was revived. Now referred to as Charlie's Angels 2011, it starred Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor, Nadine Velazquez and Minka Kelly as the new Angels; but it didn't last a full season. Now another reboot is in the works and has been given, according to some sources, a June 2019 release date. Actress, director and producer Elizabeth Banks is at the helm, along with her husband Max Handelman. Let's hope they bring in some of the past Angels into this one.

For more on the current Charlie's Angels reboot, check out:
Charlie's Angels Reboot Out June 2019
http://www.skynews.com.au/culture/showbiz/movies/2017/05/25/charlie-s-angels-reboot-to-be-released-june-2019.html

closeups of Shelley from the Bravo mag spread

A Cameo Role

closeups of Shelley from a spread on Seventeen mag, Dec 1970

Shelley appeared on many spreads throughout Seventeen magazine's December 1970 issue. In the spread called "Play a Cameo Role" which featured romantic lace and satin outfits that echoed the Victorian era, she modeled a white jacquard-print satin outfit made up of two parts - an ankle-length skirt and a V-neck long-sleeved top that buttoned up in front, both by Cottager. A matching choker and natural makeup was all that was needed to finish her look. And Shelley looked sweet and romantic in her Victorian-inspired ensemble.

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen mag, Dec 1970

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Summer 1975 Catalog A

Shelley in a spread for Sears Catalog for Summer 1975

Shelley appeared in many spreads throughout Sears Catalog for Summer 1975. In the spread that featured summer tops and shorts, she modeled just that - summer pullover style T-shirts with a crew neckline, short sleeves and square bottom over pairs of pull-on style shorts in windowpane checks that had elasticized waistlines. She modeled various color combos of both items. She looked fresh and ready for those summer months of 1975.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

At the 2010 Megashow

Shelley at the Super Megashow & Comic Fest in 2010

Shelley made a rare appearance at the Super Megashow & Comic Fest in Fairfield, New Jersey back in July of 2010. For three days - July  9, 10 and 11 - she met and chatted with her East Coast fans who were so excited to finally meet Charlie's most reclusive Angel. Let's hope she makes another public appearance real soon, her fans really, really miss seeing her. And let's also hope she agrees to an ultimate Charlie's Angels reunion/sit-down interview with Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Tanya Roberts. Oh, that would be heaven.

Be Long By Day

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, March 1974

Shelley appeared in a spread on Simplicity Fashion News in March of 1974. The spread was called "Be Long By Day" and it featured what was then predicted by experts as the successor to jeans - long skirts. They could be worn with drawstring or smock tops or neat bellhop jackets. Shelley modeled Simplicity Pattern 5982, an A-shaped long skirt that could also be shortened to knee-length if preferred. She wore it with Simplicity Pattern 5802, a shirt with forward shoulder seams and an ascot tie. A pair of matching sandals, a belt and a straw hat finished her look. Shelley looked summer ready.

closeups of Shelley from the spread

Die Texas Klinik 2

a German language description
of the Cutter to Houston episode 
"It Ain't Bragging If You've Done It"

Shelley's second foray into series TV was via Cutter to Houston in 1983. She starred as Dr. Beth Gilbert, an ambitious surgeon working in the small town of Cutter who wanted to do heart surgery in a big city hospital in Houston, Texas. Her costars were Jim Metzler as Dr. Andy Fenton, a GP who grew up in Cutter and was glad to be home; and Alec Baldwin as Dr. Hal Wexler, a ladies man internist on probation in Cutter for writing unnecessary prescriptions. The series had a short run, but was aired in Germany in 1988 as Die Texas Klinik (The Texas Clinic) when Alec Baldwin was beginning to make a name for himself.

Pretty-As-A-Picture Package

Shelley in an ad for Etherea and Norell, 1974
thanks to charliesangels.com at Facebook for posting

In 1974, Shelley appeared in an ad for Etherea and Norell. It was a promotional ad for the Pretty-As-A-Picture Package offered by Etherea and Norell. Etherea was was a line of hypo-allergenic beauty products developed by Revlon as the company's answer to Estée Lauder's Clinique line. Norell was the fragrance brand of American fashion designer Norman Norell who was the first recipient of the American Fashion Critics' Award which later became known as the Coty Award. Norell was also the first American fashion designer to launch his own perfume line. The promotional package included five Etherea beauty products and a bottle of Norell Spray Cologne. And Shelley was the pretty girl in the ad.

Bravo Poster

Shelley with Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith
in a Bravo mag poster of the 4th season Charlie's Angels

Shelley joined Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd in 1979 as the newest Charlie's Angel. Shelley's casting was big news all over the world, from the Americas to Europe to Asia to Australia. Shelley's image appeared in many fan mags throughout the entire world including Bravo magazine, a German-language teen mag that featured international superstars.

Furs For Evening C

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, Nov 1979

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar's November 1977 issue. In the spread called "Fabulous Furs for Evening", which featured that year's newest and most sensational shawls, jackets and full-length fur coats, she modeled furs that made women feel pretty, pampered and wrapped-in-luxury. She modeled a second All-Out Silver Fox coat. It came with the then new look of mixed pattern and texture. It was a "narrow-cut natural silver fox coat" with "a tuxedo front and cuffs of natural Black Cross black and white mink turned to the horizontal" by Revillon. Shelley wore it over a gray cashmere dress by Judith Berkowitz for Opening Line. Shelley looked fab and more.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pretty as a Pioneer!

Shelley in a spread for Aldens 1971 Spring and Summer catalog

Shelley appeared on a number of spreads in Aldens 1971 Spring and Summer catalog. In the spread called "Take The New Long Looks!", she modeled the Covered Wagon Looks dress, a dirndled midi-dress with giant ric rac details. It was an empire cut dress with puffed sleeves that would make any girl "Pretty as a Pioneer!". Matching sandals and a bobbed wig finished her look. Shelley looked fresh and pretty.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Guide to Wine

Shelley in 1990

In 1990, Shelley participated in the "instructional" video Celebrity Guide to Wine. It was a video filled with information regarding anything to do with wine and was hosted by international wine expert and Spago Restaurant's maitre d' Bernard Erpicum. The other celebrities who participated were Dudley Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Herbie Hancock, Kelly LeBrock, Robert Loggia and Steven Seagal. It was released in VHS and LaserDisc formats. Let's hope it's released on DVD format soon.

Italian Mag Spread K

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.

Die Texas Klinik

a German language description 
of the Cutter to Houston episode
"In the Eye of the Hurricane"

Shelley's second foray into series TV was via Cutter to Houston in 1983. She starred as Dr. Beth Gilbert, an ambitious surgeon working in the fictitious small town of Cutter who wanted to do heart surgery in a big city hospital in Houston, Texas. Her costars were Jim Metzler as Dr. Andy Fenton, a GP who grew up in Cutter and was glad to be home; and Alec Baldwin as Dr. Hal Wexler, a ladies man internist on probation in Cutter for writing unnecessary prescriptions. The series had a short run, but was aired in Germany in 1988 as Die Texas Klinik (The Texas Clinic) when Alec Baldwin was beginning to make a name for himself.

Million-Dollar Faces

Shelley already earned over a million dollars by 1981
as THE Charlie Girl

The 1970s was a turning point for the modeling industry with the dawn of the "exclusive modeling contract". Previously unheard of (and very lucrative) deals were made by certain models with giant cosmetic companies which resulted in a surge in sales and worldwide brand recognition for the companies involved. It turned a handful of models into millionaires, into superstar models, into Supermodels. In 1981, Life magazine listed down the names of these few models who have reached this exclusive Supermodel status. The first models to earn in the millions were Lauren Hutton for Revlon, Iman for Revlon's Polished Ambers line, Karen Graham for Estee Lauder, Cheryl Tiegs for Cover Girl, Christina Ferrare for Bristol-Myers' product lines, Shelley Hack for Charlie by Revlon and Margaux Hemingway for Faberge's Babe line (to note, some of these million-dollar faces had contracts with other companies as well). The mag predicted Carol Alt to be the next million-dollar face; and with the way paved by Lauren, Iman, Karen, Cheryl, Christina, Shelley and Margaux, she became exactly that.

a 1981 writeup 
about the Best-Selling Beauties of the '70s and early '80s 
from Life mag

At the Westwood Premiere

Shelley at the premiere of the movie House Arrest in 1996

Shelley attended the Westwood premiere of the movie House Arrest. It was a family-oriented comedy directed her husband Harry Winer. It starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Kyle Howard and Jennifer Love Hewitt, among others. Shelley and her daughter Rose Winer, appeared in the movie; but Shelley was uncredited. The Westwood premiere was held at the Veterans Wadsworth Theatre in Westwood, California, in July of 1996; and Shelley, Harry and Rose were all in attendance.

Furs For Evening B

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, Nov 1979

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar's November 1977 issue. In the spread called "Fabulous Furs for Evening", which featured that year's newest and most sensational shawls, jackets and full-length fur coats, she modeled furs that made women feel pretty, pampered and wrapped-in-luxury. One was The All-Out Silver Fox, a notched-collared, full-sleeved steamer coat in silver fox that was dyed the color of cognac - by Halston for Ben Khan. She wore it over a champagne-colored tunic and pants ensemble from the Halston Made to Order Collection. Her gold accessories were by Elsa Peretti of Tiffany. Shelley looked fab and more.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread

Monday, May 1, 2017

Glamour Girl '64

Shelley in Glamour's Shopping Guide
for Glamour mag's November 1964 issue 
in an outfit by Lanz

Shelley appeared in her second spread for Glamour magazine in December of 1964. The month prior, she was the mag's cover girl; and that month , she was included in a feature spread called "The Gift of Beauty". Shelley's beauty was described as "She glitters with life, her eyes shine, her hair shines, her laugh even shines". She modeled a pink wool and mohair shortdress by Lanz as well as a ruffled shirt and long quilted skirt ensemble by Florence Walsh. Shelley looked spectacular in both.

Shelley in Glamour's Shopping Guide
for Glamour mag's November 1964 issue
in an outfit by Florence Walsh

Promo Pic 1979

Shelley in a promo pic from the 1979

Shelley was a relatively new face in Hollywood in 1979 when she became a Charlie's Angel. She was Superstar Model in the modeling world and was ready to try her luck in Hollywood. Her credits, by that time, included the feature films Annie Hall and If Ever I See You Again, a guest spot on the TV miniseries Married: The First Year and the lead in the yet to be shown TV movie Death Car on the Freeway.

Italian Mag Spread J

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 2016

Shelley at an event in LA - Sept, 2016

Vogue Cover

a closeup of Shelley's cover details pic
 from Vogue Italia's March 1973 issue

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.

the details about Shelley's 1973 Vogue Italia cover
from Vogue Italia's March 1973 issue

Set in Turmoil

a writeup about Shelley and fellow Charlie's Angels Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd

When Shelley became a Charlie's Angel in 1979, almost immediately, tongues began wagging about how Charlie's new trio didn't get along, how the Angels set was in turmoil. Writeups about Cheryl not wanting Shelley in the show because she's also blonde; and Jaclyn not wanting Shelley in because she was competition for the "classy Angel" title were being written. But the truth is Cheryl and Jaclyn had a say in the choice of the new Angel that year. Both felt comfortable and knew they could work with Shelley. Jaclyn even said she was the perfect fill in for Kate Jackson.

Furs For Evening A

Shelley in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, Nov 1979

Shelley appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar's November 1977 issue. In the spread called "Fabulous Furs for Evening", which featured that year's newest and most sensational shawls, jackets and full-length fur coats, she modeled furs that made women feel pretty, pampered and wrapped-in-luxury. One was an Yves Saint Laurent black-dyed Swaraka lamb jacket edged with black-dyed mink and black-and-gold braiding. She wore it over a ruffle-necked blouse and a long full skirt, both by Saint Laurent as well. And Shelley looked sensational in all of them.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread