You shouldn’t envy anyone anything, you should wish people the best and take an interest in them, in politics, in everything, no matter how old you are
Libuše Lacinová, née Čejková, was born on 10 December 1921 in Brno. Her father was a World War I legionary who took an interest in cinematography and owned Alfa Cinema. The wintess grew up knowing numerous celebrities - Oldřich Nový, Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich, Lída Baarová, Svatopluk Beneš, and many others. Libuše Lacinová studied at the Girls‘ Reformed Grammar School in Augustine Street in Brno. She earned a state degree in French and German and graduated from singing at a conservatoire. Already as a student she sang at the Meeting Hall and other smaller venues. She performed as a soloist for several years. She married the architect Lubor Lacina. She later gave up her singing career due to an illness and worked as a journalist. She published in Práce (Work), Svět v obrazech (The World in Pictures), Pražská tvorba (Prague Creation), or Rovnost (Equality). She also wrote texts about exhibitions and art. She herself was active in the artistic community and was acquainted with numerous notable figures, including Vilma Lesková, Adolf Kroupa, Vítězslava Kaprálová, etc. She sat as a model to the painters Jánoš Kubíček and Bohumír Matal. The witness also worked as an interpreter at the Brno Exhibition Centre and as a translator at a medical library. She also translated for Czech Television - the TV series Komisař Rex, Stefanie, Wolffův revír, or Sissi. She cooperated with the publishing house Moba and received an award for her book translations in 2002. She has a son, Lubor. Some of the famous people she has met include Václav Chochola, Miloš Havel, Adolf Hoffmeister, Věra Sládková, Jiří Mahen, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Gérard Philipe, Janis Ritsos, and so on.