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

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

Working Actress

A publicity pic of Shelley from the late 1980s

Shelley was a hard working actress back in the 1980s. She saw an opportunity open and took a peek, as she put it. It was the decade she starred in The King of Comedy and The Stepfather, as well as in two TV series - Cutter to Houston and Jack and Mike. In the '90s, she focused on other ventures like political fund raising and delving into grassroots politics in L.A. Even later through her company SHMC (Shelley Hack Media Consultancy), she became a media consultant for pre- and post-conflict countries. She began with Bosnia, producing their first-ever televised presidential debates. For ten years, SHMC helped develop unbiased television, film, and associated media projects in war-torn and developing countries. Essentially, she helped develop television and film projects for foreign markets. She worked extensively in the Balkans and Western Asia. In 2010, she and her husband director Harry Winer formed SMASH MEDIA Inc. a film production company that has since produced the feature film Erased and the Hallmark Channel original movies Lucky Christmas, Perfect Match. Shelley also produced Summer of Dreams, also a Hallmark Channel original movie.

Scavullo Model, 1965

Shelley in a pic by Francesco Scavullo from Glamour magazine, 1965

Shelley posed for many great photographers during her tenure as a Supermodel. One of them was Francesco Scavullo. Scavullo was an American fashion photographer whose work appeared on many prominent magazines worldwide but he is best known for his sexy covers for Cosmopolitan magazine as well as his controversial celebrity portraits.

a closeup of Shelley from a Scavullo from Glamour magazine, 1965

If Ever I See You Again

Shelley with Joe Brooks in a publicity pic for If Ever I See You Again, 1978

Shelley's first leading lady role was as Jennifer Corly in the 1978 film If Ever I See You Again - starred, written and directed by Joe Brooks. The film was a sort of follow up to the 1977 smash You Light Up My Life which was also written and directed by Brooks. Both films were panned by critics, but both also produced number one hits with their original theme songs (composed by Brooks). Debbie Boone's version of "You Light Up My Life" held the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks in 1977. Roberta Flack's version of "If Ever I See You Again" hit #1 on Billboard magazine's Easy Listening chart and stayed there for three weeks in July of 1978.

At-Home Look

closeups of Shelley from a spread
on the Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog

Shelley appeared on a couple of spreads in  Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog. In the spread that featured At-Home Looks, she modeled an outfit made from easy-care fabric that could be worn when entertaining at-home. The Ivory Fleece Lounger was a gracefully-shaped, cuddly soft and warm, lightweight A-shaped gown for lounging around the home. It had a squared neckline and had a wide band of Cluny-type lace on the chest and the sleeves.It also has two narrow lace bands as accents. Shelley looked ready to entertain at home.

Shelley in a spread
for the Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog

Sunday, September 10, 2017

ShortCuts

a closeup of Shelley from a Penneys ad, 1971

Shelley appeared in many ads throughout her modeling career. One of them was for Penneys in 1971. The ad was for short shorts or ShortCuts and the shirts that went with them. Shelley wore a black and white version with a matching black top. Leggings, knee socks, flats and cute headgear finished her look. And Shelley looked fab in her ShortCuts.

Shelley in an ad for Penneys, 1971

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.

Simplicity Model

Shelley with Mary Maciukas in the pattern package for Simplicity Pattern 7656

Shelley appeared in many simplicity patterns and ads when she was a model in the 1970s. In 1974, she modeled Simplicity Pattern no. 7656, a tunic-style top that could be paired with a skirt or pants. Shelley wore the skirt version with a printed blouse underneath the tunic.

a closeup of Shelley from the pattern package

Angels Reunion Please

Paparazzi pic of Shelley when she became a Charlie's Angel in 1979

It seems that of all the legendary shows that was ever on TV, the cast Charlie's Angels - 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? Can anyone make this happen? Oprah? Any fan? Anyone?

What if Kate Jackson, Shelley Hack, Cheryl Ladd, Tanya Roberts, Jaclyn Smith,
reunited at some comic convention? What would it look like?
Something like this maybe?

Fanny Sweaters

Shelley wearing Sweater design C 
on the Coats & Clark's leaflet Fanny Sweaters, 1973

Shelley appeared on fashion leaflets during her modeling days. She appeared in a number of leaflets for Coats & Clark's. One of them was Studio Card No. 10, Fanny Sweaters. Fanny sweaters are long sweaters that covers the wearer's fanny or behind. The leaflet featured four different fanny sweaters that were great for any occasion. And Shelley looked fab in all of them.

a closeup of Shelley from the leaflet

Death Car, 1979

Shelley in a Finnish-Language VHS format video for Death Car on the Freeway

In 1979, Shelley starred in her first made-for TV movie, Death Car on the Freeway. It's an action thriller; and Shelley played a television reporter/news anchor (Janette Clausen) investigating a series of vehicular accidents and murders involving female motorists and a psychopathic driver who became known as "The Freeway Fiddler". The movie is gripping and suspenseful. Plus, it had great action scenes due to it's director Hal Needham being a stuntman himself. George Hamilton, Frank Gorshin, Peter Graves, Dinah Shore and Barbara Rush appeared in supporting roles.

a screen cap of Shelley from Death Car on the Freeway, 1979

Color Works

Shelley in a spread for the Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog

Shelley appeared on a couple of spreads in the Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog. In the spread called "Color Works", she modeled wardrobe pieces that could be put together to create the layered look so popular that season. She wore The Indispensable Turtleneck which had long sleeves and a back zipper, as well as Ward's Finest fashion pants which was fitted at the waist and had flared legs. Both came in numerous color choices. Both could be worn under The Big Top Sweater. Shelley looked fab in them all.

a closeup of Shelley from a spread
on the Montgomery Ward Fall & Winter 1976 catalog

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Learning 1973

a closeup of Shelley from a spread from Seventeen magazine, 1973

Shelley appeared on many spreads throughout Seventeen magazine's Feb 1973 issue. In the spread called "Learning", she wore a sporty shorts and jacket ensemble in gingham-print that was perfect for learning how to skate. A simple white shirt, a pair of red knee socks and matching sneakers completed her look. A matching scarf and a smile when getting up from a fall is all the outfit needed to make an impact. And Shelley made one great fashion impact.

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen magazine, 1973

Ready for Hollywood

a portrait of Shelley from 1978

Shelley became a Supermodel in the mid-70s; and, by the late '70s, she tried her luck in Hollywood. She took up acting classes at the prestigious  Herbert Berghof Studio in New York and later got a cameo role in the Woody Allen film Annie Hall. After that, she got a leading lady role in a feature film and a TV movie, as well as a guest appearance on a TV series; before getting her big break as Angel no. 5 Tiffany Welles on Charlie's Angels.

Velvety-Looking

Shelley in an ad for JCPenney, 1971

Shelley did a lot of modeling in the 1970s. She graduated (earned her degree in history from Smith College) in 1970 and decided to sign on full-time with her modeling agency Ford Models Inc. She appeared in many magazine spreads and ads including one JCPenney ad for velvety-looking jackets for everyday. Shelley was young, fresh and vibrant, the ideal young lady of the era. She rocked the coat she modeled.

a closeup of Shelley from the ad

Angels Reunion

What if Shelley Hack, Cheryl Ladd, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, Tanya Roberts
reunited at some awards show? What would it look like?
Something like this maybe?


It seems that of all the legendary shows that was ever on TV, the cast Charlie's Angels - 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 together on the red carpet, on the cover of a magazine like Vanity Fair or at a Hollywood fan convention? Can anyone make this happen? Oprah? Any fan? Anyone?

Charlie's Angels cast reunions throughout the years

Fanny Sweaters B

Shelley wearing Sweater design B
on the Coats & Clark's leaflet Fanny Sweaters, 1973

Shelley appeared on fashion leaflets during her modeling days. She appeared in a number of leaflets for Coats & Clark's. One of them was Studio Card No. 10, Fanny Sweaters. Fanny sweaters are long sweaters that covers the wearer's fanny or behind. The leaflet featured four different fanny sweaters that were great for any occasion. And Shelley looked fab in all of them.

a closeup of Shelley from the leaflet

Angels Party 1980

Shelley at the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party, 1980

Shelley was a very busy actress and model when she joined the cast of Charlie's Angels in 1979. Aside form her acting stint, she also had to fulfill the modeling contract she signed as the face and spokes-model of the Revlon Charlie brand. But she made time to go out and have fun. In Feb of 1980, she attended the Charlie's Angels Valentine's Day Party. It was held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Shelley, as expected was all glammed up for the occasion.

JCPenney Looks G

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 Popular Spectator Look", Shelley modeled sportswear accessories that were perfect for that season. Sunglasses, scarves, belts, bags, totes, earrings, bracelets, watches, everything that would complement a woman's wardrobe for the season she wore. And Shelley looked sporty and fab in all of them.