Tuesday, November 16, 2021

With A Shimmery Glow

closeups of Shelley from the Montgomery Ward
Spring & Summer 1977 catalog

Shelley has appeared on many spreads for many catalogs from the late '60s to the mid-'70s, just like many Supermodels during that era. She appeared on a spread for the Montgomery Ward Spring & Summer 1977 catalog which featured the latest in nightwear/sleepwear that had "softness with a shimmery glow." She wore the Long Gown made from  silky-soft opaque nylon tricot. It was a tent-style night gown gathered at the bateau neckline and had petal sleeves - the neck and sleeves were edged with lace. And Shelley looked fabulous.

Shelley in a spread for the Montgomery Ward
Spring & Summer 1977 catalog

Monica 1989

a closeup of Shelley Hack from a promo pic
for Frederick Forsyth Presents: A Casualty of War, 1989

Shelley appeared in the 1990 TV movie Frederick Forsyth Presents: A Casualty of War. She played Monica Browne an American horse breeder (or so she says) who becomes the love interest of retired British secret service agent Tom Rowse (played by David Threlfall). The film is about the efforts of the British Intelligence to uncover an arms smuggling operation in Europe. The telefilm was shot in England, Germany and Yugoslavia.

Shelley Hack and David Threlfall in a promo  pic
for Frederick Forsyth Presents: A Casualty of War, 1989

Money Saving Fashions B

a closeup of Shelley from a pic
for Family Circle, 1978

Shelley appeared in a spread called "Make it Ruffled, Make it Quilted, Make it Smocked, But Make it Print!" which appeared on the pages of Family Circle magazine in February of 1978 as part of the mag's Moneysaver Coupons Promo. If readers wanted to sew the clothes she modeled, they could get a 15% discount on printed fabrics and matching trims with the coupon provided by the magazine. Several fabric stores spread throughout the US participated in the promo. In one pic, Shelley modeled a floral-print quilted blazer bound in bright red trim. She wore it with a khaki round-collared blouse (with a ribbon around the collar), a matching bright red skirt and khaki wedge sandals; and she looked sensational.

Shelley in a pic for Family Circle magazine, 1978

To Be Or Not To Be 5

SeaQuest DSV Season One DVD set, 
SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection DVD set,
SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection Limited Edition DVD set
and SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection in Blu-Ray,
released in 2005, 2013, 2016 and 2019 respectively

Shelley appeared in the pilot episode of the Steven Spielberg produced TV series SeaQuest DSV in 1993. In the episode "To Be or Not to Be", she played Captain Marilyn Stark - the original and trigger-happy captain of SeaQuest Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) who was relieved of duty for disobeying orders. Nathan Bridger (played by Roy Scheider), the designer of SeaQuest, was recruited to replace Stark; but during his first voyage aboard the vessel, Stark embarked on a revenge mission to destroy vessel.

screen captures of Shelley from the SeaQuest DSV
pilot episode "To Be Or Not To Be," 1993

The series originally aired between 1993 and 1996 and was renamed SeaQuest 2032 in its 3rd season. It originally starred Roy Scheider, teen star Jonathan Brandis and Dynasty alum Stephanie Beacham. Michael Ironside took over from Scheider in season 3. The episode is currently out on DVD - as part of the SeaQuest DSV Season One DVD set, the SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection DVD set, the SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection Limited Edition DVD set and SeaQuest DSV The Complete Collection in Blu-Ray, released in 2005, 2013, 2016 and 2019 respectively. Get them all and "see who gets the parade".

screen captures of Shelley from the SeaQuest DSV
pilot episode "To Be Or Not To Be," 1993

Elle Mag Model B

a closeup of Shelley from a pic
for French Elle, 1973

Shelley appeared on covers for French Elle magazine during her modeling days. Elle is a worldwide lifestyle mag for women that features the latest fashion, health and beauty trends and advise, as well as entertainment trivia. In May of 1973, she appeared on the cover and pages of the stylish mag for young misses that originated in France. On the issue, she wore fun and up-to-the minute fashions for those summer days in the city. For a peek at her cover:

Re-post of Elle 1973

Shelley in a spread for French Elle, 1973

Jackie O'Shea

a closeup of Shelley from a promo pic
for Jack and Mike, 1986


Shelley Hack starred in her third TV series Jack and Mike in 1986. The series was initially called Jackie O'Shea; and Shelley was going to play the title role. It was to be about a high-profile journalist's life, a working woman who had a supportive husband waiting at home - a kind of role reversal situation. But the story was further developed and the husband was given a bigger role. It was retitled Our Kind of Town and Tom Mason, Shelley's co-star in the TV movie Kicks, came aboard to play Jackie's husband Mike Brennan. Shelley and Tom had great chemistry and the series was going to take advantage of that. When it aired, it was retitled Jack and Mike and both characters got equal billing.

Shelley in a glamorous promo pic
for Jack and Mike, 1986

Two-Piece Allure

a closeup of Shelley from a spread 
for the Simplicity Home Catalog
Spring Thru Summer 1972 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of the the Simplicity Home Catalog Spring Thru Summer 1972 issue. In the spread called "For Spring: The New Two-Piece Things," she wore a floral suit-style dress - perfect for that spring season. It was Simplicity pattern no. 9890, a two-piece outfit. The top had a low V-shaped neckline, set-in long sleeves, front button closing. It had contrasting "dog ear" shaped collars and contrasting cuffs. The pleated mini-skirt had an elastic waistband and a side opening. Matching heeled strappy footwear with ankle straps finished her look. A gold butterfly pendant necklace and a gold hairpin accessorized her look. Her short skirt definitely bared one of her best assets, her legs. Not only were they long, they were slender, delicate and, oh, so feminine and sexy. Shelley looked alluring.

Shelley in a spread for the Simplicity Home Catalog
Spring Thru Summer 1972 catalog