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

Photograph by Paul Schutzer/Time Life/Getty Images

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

Photograph by Paul Schutzer/Time Life/Getty Images

Open Road: Highlights of Convertible Cool

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
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
James Dean
James Dean

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

Photograph by Bettman/Corbis
Sonny and Cher
Sonny and Cher

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

Photograph by George Barris
Thelma and Louise
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
Miami Vice
Miami Vice

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

Photograph by Everett Collection
Grease
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
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

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

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