I used one too (Rollei) around the end of that decade; I wish I still had it. At least I'd have got more shots of that darned car today.
He, PG, was one of the best; one of his models drove me crazy with photographic lust, nothing carnal at all, just wishful, camera shootin' thinking. She was also a Playmate at one time, and if I can find a link I'll give you her name. She was divine. Diane Webber! Got it!
I never met him but I did exchange some E-mail with his widow. I think he also used a 'blad with a 250mm: I'm sure I remember a portrait of someone somewhere where he states that, but I saw so many pics back then... he, along with Don Ornitz, Peter Basch, Francis Giacobetti, Mario Casilli and Pompeo Posar were my gurus in the girls field, but the fashion thing sported a different set of gods altogether for me. I don't include Sam-the-man Haskins in the first list; somehow, for me at least, he rises above all of it. Funny, but women have always been the greatest things in my life. From mother thru wife and over to models, they always did more for my soul and morale than anything else of which I can think. Women... Imagine! One of them with a Ferrari and she wants to give me the keys! I did say imagine, didn't I?
Walter, you really were in the presence.
P.S. Pucker Up, Buttercup! Just hearing that on klrzfm; how can anyone resist such talent, especially 'round midnight? Hey, don't get me wrong - it's just the song that grabs me like that.