Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Phyllis (1929) and Eberhard Kronhausen (1915) are two American counselers, filmmakers and curators of erotic art, mainly active in the 1960s and 1970s, being part of the sexual revolution. They both studied with Theodor Reik in New York.
In 1968 they organized the exhibition The First International Exhibition of Erotic Art. In the late 1960s and early 1970s they turned to filmmaking and directed Why? (Hvorfor gør de det?) and were interviewed in the documentary film Danish Blue. Phyllis had already made Psychomontage, probably before she'd met Eberhard. Both Psychomontage and Why were screened at Amos Vogel's Cinema 16 and anthologized in Film as a Subversive Art. Later The Kronhausens had a San Francisco branch of the Erotic Art museum, which was located at 540 Powell Street.
Eberhard Kronhausen is name-checked on the cover of "Freak Out!" (1966) under the heading "These People Have Contributed Materially In Many Ways To Make Our Music What It Is. Please Do Not Hold It Against Them".
- Erotic Fantasies, a Study of Sexual Imagination. (1969) New York: Grove Press.
- The Sexually Responsive Woman
- Pornography and the law: The psychology of erotic realism and pornography, Ballantine Books, 1959.
- The Complete Book of Erotic Art, Bell Publishing Company, 1978.
- Erotic Book Plates, Bell, 1970.
- Formula for Life. The Definitive Book on Correct Nutrition, Anti-Oxidants and Vitamins, Disease Prevention, and Longevity. Eberhard Kronhausen, Ed. D, and Phyllis Kronhausen Ed. D., with Harry B. Demopoulos, M.D. William Morrow and Company. 1989. Paperback, 622 pages. ISBN 0-688-09426-0