Thanks Tony, being an illustrator myself, I love art from that era. I worked hard to get my lighting and post processing to be complimentary to the original illustrations - that was very important to me.
Thanks Matt - though to clarify she's not a model but a client. These are for her hubby on their anniversary. She did one heck of a job.
I make every pinup client bring an entorage of at least 1 or 2 other girls with them to assist and for a sense of security. This gal was an assistant for one of the other sessions I did, so she knew what to expect. I'm sure that helped her feel at ease as well.
That is VERY smart to have them bring assistants. You too might want to have an assistant around for your protection in case they decide to "harass" the photographer and make wild accusations. I'm paranoid enough to think about junk like that.