The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir Keith Holyoake, today (Friday) took a break from the Commonwealth talks on defence and the British entry into the Common Market - and went to Mme.
CU Holyoake being measured with calliper (2 shots)
CU Woman measuring Holyoake's waist (2 shots)
CU Model ZOOM OUT TO Holyoake being interviewed
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): REPORTER: "Well, Sir Keith, you seem to be looking pretty well?"
SIR KEITH: "Well, I'm certainly feeling it."
REPORTER: "What do you think of the model?"
SIR KEITH: "Well, its like somebody that I know - but I'm not quite sure who it is that its like. He's certainly much more handsome than I am."
REPORTER: "Of course, it is eight years old - do you think its a good likeness?"
SIR KEITH: "I never thought of it as a good likeness, but then I don't think the subject is a good judge in these matters. But most people I know and who've known me for years, say it has not been a good one. But you see, I'm eight years older, actually I feel younger than that one looks. Ah, I don't know."
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Background: The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir Keith Holyoake, today (Friday) took a break from the Commonwealth talks on defence and the British entry into the Common Market - and went to Mme. Tussaud's wax museum in London. There he was measured for a new statue to stand in the gallery of Commonwealth leaders. It is not his first appearance in the Tussaud line-up - and today he was interviewed as he stood beside his eight-year-old image: