Apple gear looks impossibly cool in classic movies

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Laurel and Hardy
Laurel and Hardy using an iPhone is a crazy sight.
Photo: Pablo Larrocha

Remember the time Laurel and Hardy rocked an iPhone in one of their movies? Or when Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews used one of Apple’s handsets to snap a selfie at the 1965 Oscars?

Obviously such scenes can’t be real — but that’s not stopped a bunch of 2017-era Apple gear showing up in classic movies, thanks to one Apple fan’s work.

Casablanca
Remember this Hollywood classic?
Photo: Pablo Larrocha

34-year-old graphic designer Pablo Larrocha’s Timeless Apple project injects iPhones and other hardware into classic movie frames to create combinations that appear normal until you start to look closely. As a result, we get sights like an iPhone 7 and Apple Watch peeking out from under Humphrey Bogart’s iconic white jacket in the 1942 movie Casablanca, created a whole 13 years before Steve Jobs was even born.

“People love the pictures,” Larrocha tells Cult of Mac. “I don’t explain anything when I show them. They first look closely, then look confused, then finally smile. Unifying two elements, separated by time, is an idea that has always fascinated me. I started with one of Charlie Chaplin, and found it interesting and fun, so continued experimenting with other photographs. I have really enjoyed creating them.”

Ginger
Ginger Rogers enjoys some time listening to Apple Music on her wireless EarPods.
Photo: Pablo Larrocha

Larrocha said his favorite pics are the ones which appear to show the users really interacting with the devices, rather than just sporting them in a coat pocket or on a wrist.

“I really like the Laurel and Hardy one, because it seems they are really interacting with the iPhone,” he says. “Also, I think The Wizard of Oz with the Apple symbol is very interesting. But I think Ginger Rogers is the winner. Those AirPods and iPhone match up really well.”

We can’t disagree!

(You can check out the rest of the images here.)

Hepburn and Andres
The first selfie stick shot in history?
Photo: Pablo Larrocha
billboard
The Hollywood billboard that never was.
Photo: Pablo Larrocha

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