Question: What did Noel Coward scrawl on a Chicago dressing room wall in 1926? It wasn’t painted over for years.
Answer”: “Noel Coward Died Here.” After creating a sensation in London and New York as author, actor and director of his career-making drama, The Vortex, Coward took it on the road. It pleased neither Chicago audiences nor critics and moved on after two weeks of a planned four-week run. The Coward graffito was visible for years afterwards.