Bruce McBroom graduated from the Photography Department of the Los Angeles Trade Tech College, and worked as an apprentice to Sid Avery in Hollywood. He was also a photographer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. As a freelance photographer, he covered the rock & roll scene and in the 1960s photographed the likes of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Doors. During his career he also worked for several major motion picture studios. His many film projects included The Godfather: Part II, 10, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 48 Hours, Twins, The Hunt for Red October, City Slickers, In the Line of Fire and Coming to America. His most well-known work is the famous shot of Farrah Fawcett in a red swimsuit which would go on to become the biggest selling poster of all time.