*26th May 1900 – †6th April 1958 Czech poet, translator, lyricist, co-creator of Poetism, representative of Surrealism.
He first visited these spas in 1925 and described his impressions and feelings from this visit in the book "From My Life." As a gift to our town, he dedicated the poem "Mariánské Lázně."
In 1946, he opened the 1st International Film Festival here in the building of the Casino, as an employee of the Ministry of Culture.
On August 5, 1946, he signed the newly established Czech memorial book of the town of Mariánské Lázně, where he referred to our town as "The Riviera of Our Homeland."
"Riviera, without shores of my homeland's swans
That sing with every memory
Be happy and do not die
Your shepherdesses will graze
On the sweet meadows of the Bohemian wandering exiles
Roaming poets already after sunset
Outside of all worlds they stand on the way from the mountains here
And in the midst of a foreign dance, they gather withered wreaths
And cream from your petrified cakes."