Mark Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Marla Olmstead
As a documentary, My Kid Could Paint That
showcases the talent and work of 4 year old Marla Olmstead, who’s painting have been showcased in numerous art galleries and brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, amid Marla’s success, CBS’ 60 Minutes did a full hour expose strongly suggesting that Marla’s paintings were that of her father, an amateur painter himself. As quickly as the public built Marla up, they tore her down. It took no time for the Olmsteads to be ransacked with hate mail, as the town turned a cold shoulder causing Marla’s art dealer to consider moving.