Bruno Phillips is a former adman and son of a quondam playboy, boxer and smuggler. His
mother was a model. Bruno is old enough to remember when the business was fun, and
regards his bus pass as a mixed blessing. He has cooked on ocean going yachts, nursed mad
people back when the psychiatric disorder management residential units were called ‘loony
bins’ and advised Departments of State at high level on various matters to do with the
management of change. He travels extensively in the USA whenever possible and is now
based in Cornwall, having spent most of his life in London. He says he and his scientist wife moved because it’s the only place they could afford a house big enough to accommodate their three children and their families.
The story of Bernd Töst and his career as a porn-movie auteur is as colourful and strange as any in the history of pornography. When the subject came of age, the world was still in the grip of post-war austerity. Töst's extraordinary and original outlook was to influence the sexual revolution of the 1960s. He was one of the few people to make sense of his era's cultural and moral chaos.