Thanks to everyone for the your thoughts on this impossible mission. All the suggestions thus far have really helped. I do think that a number of Hoyningen-Huene shots at the following link come very close to what I'm wanting to describe.
Some appear to stand out . . .
Maybe "1920's-1930's Glam-Fashion in front of big wall using directional lighting" would be a good name for it. I didn't think much about it until today, but Ian would surely want to strangle me for bring up the subject of styles. I'd probably deserve a good throttling on that account.