History for Hire’s Jim Elyea talked with Collectors Weekly about his work recently. He mentions The Runaways about half-way down:
Around a dozen people work for History for Hire. Each person specializes in a specific area. For instance, we had propped a show about the Runaways, the girl group in the ’70s, and as happened, Seiji Kobayashi is not only the head of our musical department but an enormous Runaways fan who went to see simulcasts of them when they went to Tokyo, which is a big part of the movie. So he actually went on set and helped with the instruments and tech advice, not only on the musical stuff but on Japan, too. He made these special paper fans for the girls in the audience, which was apparently really common to very traditional Japanese fans, and he put messages on them for the people on stage. Without Seiji, we never would’ve known about that.
Read the rest HERE. Fascinating stuff. Thanks to sadiehawk24 on the Joan Jett message board for the tip! And thanks to fellow Runaways fan Seiji Kobayashi for helping to make The Runaways such a beautiful film!