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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ulrike Butz: the exhibition

During the 32nd Filmfestival in Munich, a gorgeous and colorful exhibition celebrating Ulrike Butz's career took place at the City Kino cinema from 27th June to 5th July.
On display were various original film posters, lobby cards and magazine article clippings.

I'm forever grateful to Michael M. Rüdel for organizing and executing this amazing concept – another giant leap forward in educating and exposing the general public to a somewhat forgotten era and star actress, who would've turned 60 earlier this month.
My sincerest thanks goes out to everyone who contributed in making this heart-warming tribute a reality.


All pictures courtesy of Ulrich Karrenbach
Concept and realization by Michael M. Rüdel

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