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Open Road: Highlights of Convertible Cool

  1. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
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    Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller

    Marilyn Monroe and playwright husband Arthur Miller tool around town with the top down.

    Photograph by Paul Schutzer/Time Life/Getty Images
  2. James Dean
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    James Dean

    James Dean and the Little Bastard, his Porsche 550 Spyder.

    Photograph by Bettman/Corbis
  3. Sonny and Cher
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    Sonny and Cher

    Sonny Bono and wife Cher had his-and-her Mustang convertibles.

    Photograph by George Barris
  4. Thelma and Louise
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    Thelma and Louise

    Thelma and Louise’s road trip in a 1966 Thunderbird epitomized the ragtop’s sense of freedom in the 1990s.

    Photograph by Moviestore Collection/Alamy
  5. Miami Vice
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    Miami Vice

    Television’s Miami Vice captured 1980s cool, as did the show’s many convertibles.

    Photograph by Everett Collection
  6. Grease
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    Grease

    In the film Grease, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta found love in the front seat of a 1948 Ford convertible.

    Photograph by Pictorial Press/Alamy
  7. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
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    Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

    For Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, nothing is more bling than a convertible lowrider.

    Courtesy Vevo