For those of you who are fans of The Pin Up, I have some info for you.
First, may I strongly suggest the book Modern Vixens: World Of Winkytiki
. I just got it yesterday, and am finally impressed and inspired! With such featured beauties as Matsumi Max, Julis Strain, and (looking the prettiest and most alluring I've ever seen her) Tera Patrick, and the creative retro-modern photography of Octavio Arizala, this is well worth the money. (I may have to try a thing or two in the book!).
Second, and this rocks, look for the bio-pic The Notorious Bettie Page
, starring Gretchen Mol, coming into limited release sometime in April (according to IMDB). It has already had a run at some film festivals, to mixed reviews, but mixed or not, seeing a depiction of Bettie on the big screen can't be a bad thing.
Photography doesn't have to be hard, but it does have to be inspired...