Beauty and Bone is the incredible tragedy of Vadim Kozin and "the blood coloured, luminous legacy of a fallen Soviet star."
Stephen recorded an extended interview for a US TV show called 'Mysteries at the Museum’ which will feature a piece on bone records in 2017. The producers were keen for him to confirm one of the most common myths about the Soviet x-ray records: that they were bootlegs of American jazz and rock ’n’ roll made as a dissident protest by ‘Stilyagi’. The Stilyagi or ‘style hunters’ were a small youth culture group (the only real example of Soviet youth culture according to Art Troitsky). They were mainly Moscow and Leningrad based kids who dressed in an ersatz western style and aped American mannerisms but they were not a political group and certainly not dissidents - more hipsters than punks.