Originally Posted by Absolutley Digital
I think this will give you a start. I have exactly the same issues you have with posing. My freaking mind just goes blank (rather more blank) I feel it has to do with my level of confidence also.
I have a couple of poses i pull out, but it is not an arsenal by any means.
The book you mention is a good one and has lots of great ideas (I've been using my copy for several years).
I find myself, however getting more use out of the book "Gil Elvgren All his glamorous American pin-ups" by Martignette and Meisel. I picked mine up at a used book store for $10. It has 270 pages and over 500 illustrations. These are all pretty much classical pin-up and they give you good starting points and the models usually get a big kick out of seeing them.
There are many books of art of this sort from the 50's era, etc. and this link will show you a vast number of possibilities
Here is one of my shots done in this pin-up style and based on an actual Rockwell idea:
Re: Posing Models