BobF Thanks. I did what every Ned Ludd should do in that situation. I shut down Windows and re-booted and everything is fine.
I thought Michael's thumbnail of NightHawks was even more painterly and 40s/50s ish.
The best painter today reproducing this feel of people in a vaguely late 1940s/1950s look is Jack Vettriano. If you like this look I am sure you'll like his paintings.