The Royal Zanettos George, Pip, Arthur, 
Frank & Albert Bale 
 artistes of the golden age of music hall




There are dozens of references to The Zanettos and the Bale family in the press that have allowed confirmation of certain details of this story, and that also provide fascinating background to the world of music-hall during the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

They have mainly been collected by Karen (great grand-daughter of Frank, The Bognor Clown) and are too numerous to have been sorted yet for this website.

But Karen just recently came up with an absolute gem that takes priority! 

It is dated 31st August 1895 and I hope you will enjoy reading it ...




'A.J' Marriot has also kindly contributed several press clippings,

two of which really stand out!

First of all, the illustrations below show The Zanettos in New York in 1908,

easily recognisable in their Japanese stage costumes

(see "The Zanettos on stage" page)




 And here's an illustration of Jessie in 1912

on tour with The Royal Zanettos in America

(see "The Zanettos on stage" page)


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