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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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.