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A nomad, a wanderer, lover of everything beautiful. A lover of life, wine, exotic and forgotten places, hidden corners, and small things that could be beautiful. A lover of stars, mountain tops, little kisses, and voices from around the planet.


all images copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2015. all rights reserved

37 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2016
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Vic Schoen, My Father


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Composer, Arranger, Conductor

"Vic Schoen, the man who had been identified with the Andrews sisters for over a decade, and whose orchestra had accompanied the girls in over 90% of their recordings, parted from the trio in late 1951. He went on to work with several other artists, producing major hits, including Patti Page's "Old Cape Cod" and the Weavers' "On Top Of Old Smokey". But never again was the maestro to become so well associated with another singer as he and his band had become with the sisters. Schoen eventually married and divorced Kay Starr, then wed Marion Hutton of Glen Miller fame (Betty Hutton's sister).
Although Schoen's decision to leave the girls was not forced, it was nevertheless traumatic, especially for the trio, who sorely missed him and his remarkable skill at arranging music."

...........from 'Swing It: The Andrew Sisters Story', p.136

"For years, the Vic Schoen Orchestra played music that at least approached the beauty and variety of a rainbow, but historically, the ensemble is about as elusive as that phenomenon in the sky."
----------Big Band Reader, p.266.

Ella Fitzgerald's 1945 scat recording of "Flying Home" arranged by Vic Schoen would later be described by The New York Times as "one of the most influential vocal jazz records of the decade....
--------Ella Fitzgerald, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

all images copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2015. all rights reserved

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My Family Past


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My mother's family is French Canadian (Quebec), the Petits and the Rolands, probably from France about 200 years ago. My father's family came from Poland via Germany in 1891. My Polish great great grandfather changed his name from Leopold Schein to Louis Schoen in 1899. He was married to a Hungarian woman named Jennie Goldman. From his 7 children, came at least 27 families, including my grandfather Harry.

all images copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2015. all rights reserved

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Yvette - Beauty and Tragedy


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My Beautiful Mother, who had such a tragic life, and could not control her destiny............


all images copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2015. all rights reserved

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1978 - September - Fashion Catalog shoot412 viewsBeautiful lingerie models running around in high heels

goofy photographer doesn't pay attention

as he is reading an exciting chapter in "Religions in Ancient Egypt"

just learned the Gnostics predated proto-orthodoxy in Egypt

until the stylist intones "They're ready".
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2010 - April Honeymoon356 viewsAt the lake.

I paint your toes
I massage your weary legs
I kiss your knees
I feel the smoothness of your flesh

your eyes are closed
your lips parted
you welcome me

............and I find your secret place

I am yours
I am a member of your family

I know everything about you
and I want to know more.
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I' m an Old Cowhand349 viewsBing Crosby & Vic Schoen Orchestra
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The Best of Patti Page306 viewsOn this album is 'Old Cape Cod', 'Let Me Go Lover', 'I Went To Your Wedding', and 'How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?'
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Pistol Packin' Mama330 viewsWith Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
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1941 - Pepere On The Way To Cuba233 viewsWally Jacobs, my Pepere
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1942 - Yvette In Hollywood284 viewsMarried Vic Schoen, about this time.
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1943 - Yvette & Renee in Laguna Beach320 viewsnewly married to Vic Schoen

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2016_July243 views
luscious touching

under the sheets

brings relief

and dreams

but is not ennobling

as the beauty of the body

celebrated in an image

of that moment

Aug 17, 2016
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1977 - December. Family Christmas in Texas449 views FAMILY

Cathy Lynn - Lesbian truck Driver

David - Lover of small things and forgotten places

Susan Leslie - Rancher & Food Worker

Shelley Eve - Hotelier in Las Vegas (not shown)

Agnes Lillian - The Light of my Life

(baby)

Yvette Agnes - Elusive Figure; loved drugs & booze





water families love
thoughts friendships comes
flow ebb goes

flow> <memories


synapses connect all

so much beauty so little time
Feb 01, 2013
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1946 - Andrews Sisters album cover406 viewsBeat Me Daddy
Well All Right
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Pennsylvania Polka
Beer Barrel Polka
Joseph Joseph
Rhumboogie
Apple Blossom Time
Hold Tight
Jan 31, 2013
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1951 - Ray Anthony album cover416 viewsRay Anthony is an American bandleader, trumpeter, songwriter and actor.
Born: January 20, 1922 (age 91), Bentleyville, Pa.
Spouse: Mamie Van Doren (m. 1955–1960)
Jan 31, 2013
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1930 - Joseph Narcisse Petit (Nelson Little) 456 viewsBorn 15 July 1870 in Champlain, New York.
Photo circa 1930 in Adams, Massachusetts.
My great grandfather.
Jan 31, 2013
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Andrews Sisters "Songs that Got Us Through WW2"377 viewsSongs Of WW2Jan 06, 2013
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1961 - Brass Laced Wiith Strings 393 viewsJan 06, 2013
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1965 - Corcovado Trumpets382 viewsJan 06, 2013

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