"Qui? Police" was a weekly French magazine containing crime related news articles.
Published between 1979 and 1982, it presented contemporary stories as a detective novel, failing to mention any kind of source. Often writers placed themselves in the participating role of a direct witness rather than adopting the investigative approach of a reporter.
So its contents can be called dubious at the very least.
Issue 123 published on 28th May 1981 saw Ulrike on the cover stating: "The announcer prostitutes herself at night in a brothel".
The article itself makes claims ranging from doubtful to outright preposterous.
It tries to convince us that Ulrike begged her father to make her an announcer on a television station, which she apparantly became at age 19. Her rise in fame led to parties where she was introduced to various drugs resulting in a destructive heroin addiction. Desperately in need of money for her next fix, she got lured into shooting porn films (sometimes simulated) sporting a wig and a pseudonym, while resuming her career in broadcasting.
Still not earning enough cash, she then followed a friend's advice and became a lady of the night. While working at a Hanover brothel as a prostitute she got a surprise visit from her father, to whom she confessed all of her troubles. When short after her father passed away, she was left behind all alone and attempted suicide.
Yes, that is where this "story" ends.
The Goal Of This Blog
THE GOAL OF THIS BLOG
The internet provides mankind with an abundance of information. Though the quality and accuracy may leave much to be desired, when used properly you may end up with pretty interesting stuff.
So my hopes weren't very high when searching for any information regarding actress Ulrike Butz, in my humble opinion the undisputed queen of German sexploitation. Yet, even with such low expectations, what I did find was utterly disappointing: an almost blank profile on IMDb (save a filmography) and a couple of small pictures from the films she starred in. That's it. No date or place of birth, no biographical information of any kind, no interviews, no candid pictures, no film reviews elaborating on her career or personal life.
I extended my search and was able to buy some more films, movie memorabilia and more interestingly, a few magazines that included unique pictures and interviews. Although I wouldn't exactly describe nudie- and tabloid magazines as trustworthy sources.
So this is my last resort. This blog is purely intended as a communication platform that will hopefully lead to more information.
Should you, dear reader, be in possession of any bit of information regarding Ulrike, I would greatly appreciate you sharing it with me, and with that the whole world, so I can ultimately change this blog's title to something along the lines of "The Ultimate And Only Source On The Net For All Things Ulrike". Together, maybe we can fill a huge overlooked hole in the world wide web.
To increase the chance at any kind of success with this obvious long shot, I will post whatever I already DO know, along with pictures and anything else that may trigger someone else's memory or interest.