Denver Post 4/24/75 photograph by Ernie Leyba
Sharp dresser "Little Michael" A.K.A Michael Lord is shown here apparently tricking a room of "gullibles" into thinking he has cured a woman's pain with help from God. His parents were billed as "The Famous Singing Lords" and the puny preacher appeared on the Mike Douglas Show, To Tell the Truth (umm...the truth?) The Phil Donahue Show and more.
To be fair, in at least one account Little Lord is quoted as saying something to the effect that HE doesn't heal folks, the BIG Lord does...but it looks to me like he is claiming a little credit here.
The original photograph by Ernie Leyba. Leyba is a master photographer who is still creating perfect photographs. Press photographers seldom receive the credit they deserve, so check out the Ernie Leyba Photography site and show him some love.
The photograph was published, in some form, by the Denver Post in 1975.
(NOTE: This original photograph is in my personal collection, presumably purged at some time from the Denver Post morgue, I do NOT hold the copyright...I'm using it here for informative and educational purposes. If you are the copyright holder, simply let me know and I will be happy to remove the image.)
Little Michael photograph and original caption. Denver Post April 24, 1975 by Ernie Leyba collection Jim Linderman